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In a devotional broadcast on Sunday to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout Europe, President Russell. M. Nelson called on the European Saints to lead out in the gathering of Israel.

“Pray and watch for opportunities to share the joy that you have in the gospel,” the prophet said. “You may be surprised how the Lord will answer your prayers. … You are perfectly positioned to find the children of Israel who are living in or are coming to Europe.”

This kind of action “will literally change the future of Europe,” President Nelson said. “I have complete faith in you, my dear brothers and sisters. You were born to do this. Europe has an unparalleled future — because of you!”

The prophet was joined in the broadcast to 48 countries by his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, as well as Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, and Elder Massimo De Feo of the Europe Area Presidency. The broadcast included a brief video presentation on the history of the Church in Europe.

Though in Europe secularism is ascendant, President Nelson expressed unwavering optimism for the days ahead.

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