“Our churches, with a tradition of kindness and caring and cooperative effort, will meet the needs by all of us working together in such a noble cause. By doing so, we will eliminate the weakness of one standing alone and substitute, instead, the strength of many working together.”
President Monson Participates in Centennial Celebration for Catholic Cathedral in Salt Lake City, UT


“Future happiness and even the future of nations is linked to children. Families with children need to be re-enthroned as the fundamental unit of society. We simply must value children more than we do.”
Elder Russell M. Nelson Participates in International Conference on Families

Elder Nelson’s wife, Wendy Watson Nelson, also spoke at this conference, The World Congress on Families, which was held in Amsterdam “We need families who look to God and who remove anything from their lives that is spiritually corrupting….” Sheri Dew also participated, and spoke on the importance of sexual purity. “A virtuous life is…one of the most powerful keys to strengthening families and therefore to strengthening our world…. [T]oday I invite you to consider that the single most pervasive threat to the stability and future of the family is sexual immorality in all its forms. Nothing would do more to strengthen the families of the world than a resurgence of moral virtue, particularly sexual purity….”

Transcript from Elder Nelson’s talk

Transcript from Sister Nelson’s talk

More quotes from Sister Dew’s talk


“When all is said and done, the most important thing about you and your testimony is that you base your beliefs on what Jesus Christ taught, and you try to follow Him by living your life in a way acceptable to our Heavenly Father and to the Lord. This is your foundation. It was Joseph Smith’s foundation. He said: “The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, he was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven; and all other things which pertain to our religion are only appendages to it.”
Elder Ballard Speaks at BYU Graduation (transcript here)


Mormon Missionaries Provide Language, Hosting Assistance at World Games