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At the close of the most recent general conference, amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Russell M. Nelson invited those listening or reading his words to “embrace a new normal” by turning one’s heart, mind and soul to Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“Embrace your new normal by repenting daily,” he said. “Seek to be increasingly pure in thought, word and deed. Minister to others. Keep an eternal perspective. Magnify your callings. And whatever your challenges, my dear brothers and sisters, live each day so that you are more prepared to meet your Maker.”
President Nelson will share a special message with the world on Friday, Nov. 20. The 11-minute video will include a “fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual remedy” to bring hope and healing through the Savior Jesus Christ during a time of global instability.
Since becoming President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018, President Nelson has issued multiple invitations to help Church members spiritually prepare for challenges ahead.
Here is a look at some of President Nelson’s invitations over the last three years:
Stay on the covenant path
In a press conference in January 2018 immediately following his ordination as President of the Church, President Nelson said, “Now, to each member of the Church I say: Keep on the covenant path. Your commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual blessing and privilege available to men, women and children everywhere.”
Whether one is moving along the covenant path, has slipped from the path or can’t see the path from where they are, President Nelson said to the priesthood brethren during the April 2019 general conference, “I plead with you to repent. Experience the strengthening power of daily repentance — of doing and being a little better each day.”
He said in a later address to all members that same conference: “I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the Church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s Church has been restored. Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves, and please do it now. Time is running out.”
Increase spiritual capacity and seek to ‘hear Him’
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