General Conference Book Club Week 15: Elder Andersen

04_02_anderAfter the death of Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, Elder Neil L. Andersen was called as the newest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the most recent General Conference.  This week we will study the first talk he gave as a newly-sustained apostle, prophet, seer and revelator, “Come Unto Him.”

>>Click here to read “Come Unto Him” by Elder Neil L. Andersen<<

In my opinion, this is one of the most important lessons we can learn, and I constantly need this reminder.  We need our Savior, and He is ready and willing to help us.  His love is incomprehensible and his power to save is without end.  I know He lives and I am so grateful to know of His love and care for me.

In this video, Elder Andersen affirms that this knowledge is a process and reassures us that we know enough to claim the blessings our Savior has to offer us.

If this is your first visit to the General Conference Book Club, click here to learn more about it. You’re welcome to join us at any point along the way, and we’d love to welcome back many of you that we haven’t heard from in a while.

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One thought on “General Conference Book Club Week 15: Elder Andersen

  1. Apparently I’m the only participant in this week’s “club.” 🙂 Oh well. Here are my thoughts nonetheless.

    First of all, it just made me happy to picture president Monson hugging him when he called him to be an apostle.

    I loved his tribute to Elder Wirthlin; what a great example he was.

    This was one of my favorite quotes: “Our responsibility is not trivial; it is not by chance that we are who we are; the keeping of our covenants in these days of destiny will be a badge of honor throughout all the eternities.” It reminds me of the great message of Elder Christofferson’s talk about the power of our covenants.

    Like he suggested, I think we DO often forget “what we have in our hands.” When we stop to think about it our gratitude should run deep, as well as our commitment to our covenants and responsibilities.

    I don’t think I struggle too much with the first part of the following statement, but I too often fail to do the second part: “Our knowledge of the divine mission of the Church should not bring feelings of superiority or arrogance but should take us to our knees, pleading for the Lord’s help that we might be what we should be.”

    How true that we need the Lord’s help to be what we should be. We cannot be like Him and follow Him if we do not know Him. We must study Him, talk to Him and build a relationship with Him, and let Him *help* us be more like Him.

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