Elder Bednar’s tribute to recently-passed Apostles


During the Saturday afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paid a loving tribute to the six most recently-passed apostles by rehearsing powerful messages they gave during their last general conferences.

President James E. Faust–April 2007 General Conference

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“The Savior has offered to all of us a precious peace through His Atonement, but this can come only as we are willing to cast out negative feelings of anger, spite, or revenge. …Let us remember that we need to forgive to be forgiven. …With all my heart and soul, I believe in the healing power that can come to us as we follow the counsel of the Savior ‘to forgive all men.'”

President Gordon B. Hinckley–October 2007 General Conference

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“I affirm my witness of the calling of the Prophet Joseph, of his works, of the sealing of his testimony with his blood a a martyr to the eternal truth. You and I are faced with the stark question of accepting the truth of the First Vision and that which followed it. On the question of its reality lies the very validity of this church. If it is the truth, and I testify that it is, then the work in which we are engaged is the most important work on the earth.”

Elder Joseph B.Wirthlin–October 2008 General Conference

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“I still remember [my mother’s] advice to me given on that day long ago when my team lost a football game: ‘Come what may and love it’.”

“Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. …As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the Principle of Compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial. We can say, as did my mother, ‘Come what may, and love it’.”

Elder L. Tom Perry–April 2015 General Conference

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“Let me close by bearing witness–and my nine decades on this earth fully qualify me to say this–that the older I get, the more I realize that family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness.¬†I give thanks for my wife, for my children, for my grandchildren, and for my great-grandchildren and for… extended family who make my own life so rich and, yes, even eternal. Of this eternal truth I bear my strongest and most sacred witness.”

President Boyd K. Packer–April 2015 General Conference

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“I bear witness that Jesus is the Christ and the Son of the living God. He stands at the head of the Church. Through His atonement and the power of the priesthood, families which are begun in mortality can be together through the eternities…I am so grateful for the Atonement…which can wash clean every stain no matter how difficult, or how long, or how many times repeated. the atonement can put you free again to move forward, cleanly and worthily.”

Elder Richard G. Scott–October 2014

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“We come to mortal life precisely to grow from trials and testing. Challenges help us become more like our Father in heaven, and the Atonement of Jesus Christ makes it possible to endure those challenges. I testify that as we actively come unto Him, we can endure every temptation, every heartache, every challenge we face.”



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