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Every ministry trip made by members of the Quorum of the Twelve includes opportunities for individuals to hear them bear testimony of the Savior. Few see 518 people who aren’t members of the Church come to hear their message.
That’s what happened on Sunday, Feb. 26, in Maputo, Mozambique, when Elder Quentin L. Cook spoke at a combined stake conference. Missionaries and members of the Church invited friends to learn from a current Apostle, and they came. Many arrived hours early to have a seat at the front of the hotel ballroom where the meeting was held.
“All of the meetings were exceptional, and the leaders were very impressive,” said Elder Cook, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “Because there were so many who were not members of our faith in the Sunday meeting, we adapted our messages to cover doctrinal principles and leave a big picture view of the gospel, introduce the significance of prophets, and build faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement.”
The stake conference was one of many meetings held over three days in the country.
Young adults, local leaders and missionaries all had a chance to learn and participate in different venues.
Elder Cook was accompanied throughout the three days by his wife, Sister Mary Cook; Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the Africa South Area presidency; Sister Luisa Aidukaitis; and Elder S. Ephraim Msane, Area Seventy. They were also joined by the mission leaders for the two missions in Mozambique — President Osvaldo R. and Sister Ariane Dias of the Mozambique Maputo Mission, and President Nilson J. and Sister Keila Moraes of the Mozambique Beira Mission.
Messages over the three days covered topics of building faith in the Savior, the role of prophets, ministering, gospel learning in the home and the gathering Israel on both sides of the veil.
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