Flee to Zion — Should Latter-day Saints move to Salt Lake City?
In the late 1960’s, a stake president in the Bay area asked Harold B. Lee if he should counsel his saints to stay in that area or “flee to Zion” (the Bay area had become a haven for drug abusers & lawbreakers). President Lee’s counsel was:
1/ We didn’t build a temple in this area just to have the saints move away
2/ Create “Zion” in your hearts and in your homes
3/ Be a “light” to those among whom you live
4/ Focus on the ordinances of the temple and the principles taught therein
This story was shared related by Elder Quentin L. Cook.