GCBC Week 9: “Be Anxiously Engaged” by Elder M. Russell Ballard

This week’s talk also comes from the Saturday p.m. session of general conference.

Be Anxiously Engaged

By Elder M. Russell Ballard


The other day I was watching this Mormon Message video and it dawned on me that Elder Ballard has given a similar message twice in a short amount of time. He talked about how the tiny flecks of gold accumulate to make a valuable treasure. Then, in this talk, he talks about the tiny contributions of individual bees make up a productive, successful hive.¬† So that principle of power in the small things is what stuck with me; and based on this old talk by President Eyring, I’ve learned that when prophets and apostles repeat messages/principles, it should rivet my attention.

What did you like and learn from this talk? Please share in the comments below some of your insights.

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