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In the year 2020 alone President Nelson has issued numerous stirring, inspiring and challenging invitations to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to the people of the world.
We discussed a number of these invitations including:
200th anniversary of the First Vision
President Nelson began Jan. 1, 2020, with a Facebook post which reminded members of the Church of his invitation from the previous October general conference. He invited, “I extended to you at last general conference to immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration of the gospel.” He went on to say that the bicentennial celebration, commemorating the appearance of God the Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to Joseph Smith in a vision would be, “a hinge point in the history of the Church and your part is vital.”
President Nelson invited all to “hear Him.”
“As disciples of Jesus Christ, our efforts to hear Him need to be ever more intentional. It takes conscious and consistent effort to fill our daily lives with His words, His teachings, His truths.”
Throughout the year the Prophet, the Apostles and general Church leaders shared how they “hear Him” through videos, social media posts and formal addresses.
President Nelson’s invitation to more intentionally “hear Him” came with powerful promises including, “miracles in your marriage, family relationships and daily work. And I promise that your capacity to feel joy will increase, even if turbulence increases in your life.”
Twice in the early days of the pandemic, President Nelson invited all the world to join in a fast.
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