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Mission Conference — March 4, 2018 — Provo Missionary Training Center

Mission Conference — March 4, 2018

President and Sister Stratton

  • Conference theme is ask, seek, knock.  Esther was a great example.

President and Sister Gilbert

  • The Book of Mormon contains a wonderful pattern of ask, seek, knock.  For example, in 1 Nephi 1:5, Lehi first asked by praying (ask).  Then in 1 Nephi 1:6-14, he received truth by seeking (seek).  Finally, in 1 Nephi 1:8 he acted by teaching others (knock).
  • Nephi was also an example.  In  1 Nephi 2:16,  he had a desire, he asked, he sought, and he knocked
  • Is the brother of Jared the older or younger brother of Jared?  Apparently David O. McKay said that he was the older brother.
  • The Lord touched the stones “one by one” just as he touches our lives one by one.

President and Sister Martino

  • “When we care more about what the Lord wants for us and less about what we want for ourselves, answers will come and direction will be given.”  President Henry B. Eyring.
  • Sister Martino – consider this analogy: asking is a squirt gun, seeking is a water blaster, knocking is a fire hose.
  • The majority of the sections in the Doctrine and Covenants were answers to questions that Joseph asked.
  • God knows what we need before we ask, but he waits until we ask Him so that we have the opportunity to acknowledge our dependence upon Him.
  • Section 42:48 –  Please heal my son.  I changed my plea to “help me understand why my son is dying”.   Wilford Woodruff taught that the law of redemption requires that some family members be taken early in order to hasten the genealogy work.

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