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A ministry visit to Switzerland allowed Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar, the opportunity to connect with their ancestors who lived here, not far from the Bern Switzerland Temple.

But the trip also allowed Elder Bednar to teach something specific to the diverse group of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who live here: “Each of you individually one by one has access to the blessings of the gospel. Individually and personally, it’s for you.”

Switzerland is the first stop on a five-country ministry tour for Elder Bednar. The journey to get to Europe came with flight cancellations, delays and other complications. When Elder Bednar stood in front of the Swiss Saints in three different meetings in two cities on Sunday, Oct. 9, he wanted to make sure they knew how happy he was to see them, and that he wished he could tell each one of them how much God loves them.

“In a world that is growing more crazy and perplexed, we are not alone,” he said.

For Woochul Song, 29, who moved to Geneva from Canada about four weeks ago to get a master’s degree, Elder Bednar’s visit was “the right timing.” He said he received promptings and spiritual thoughts that he needed the most.

“I was grateful that he conveyed that message to all of us,” he said.

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