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“Why do we serve?”

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, General Conference, October 1984

A masterpiece describing the six possible reasons we serve in the Church, and which should be most important.

My dear brothers and sisters, because it was not appropriate for me to commence my Church service until I had concluded my judicial duties in state government, I did not speak at the April conference where I was sustained. Consequently, this semiannual conference is my first opportunity to speak to the general membership of the Church, to express acceptance of my calling to the Council of the Twelve.

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