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To the Rescue: We Can Do It

Part 2 of my talk from August 21. Read Part 1 and Part 3.

Principle 2 : We Must Never Give Up

“President Thomas S. Monson, who has sounded the clarion call to go to the rescue, noted, 'Our members need to be reminded that it is never too late when it comes to our … less-active members … who could have been considered a hopeless cause.'”

As I was working on this talk, Sister X called me to tell me she wants to come back to church. [Sister X got baptized in December and then wanted nothing to do with us by spring due to the negative influence of some "friends."] Even though she stopped coming, I stayed in contact with her, and now I'm picking her up for church next week! I took that as a sign that I had chosen the right topic for this talk!

Principle 3: How Great Shall Be Your Joy If You Bring Save It Be One Soul Unto Christ

Elder Arnold then shared a story about a priests quorum adviser who hunted down a missing priest one Sunday. He found him surfing, and went in …

To the Rescue: Don't Delay

Part 1 of my talk from August 21. Read Part 2 and Part 3.

I was asked to speak on my favorite conference talk. My favorite was Elder Holland's, but it didn't feel like the right one. Every day I read a different talk, and each one was wonderful. I couldn't choose! It wasn't until Friday that it all came together. I picked two that went together perfectly. In fact, they were given one right after the other in conference. The first one I'd like to share is "To the Rescue: We Can Do It" by Elder Mervyn B. Arnold. He began,

The Savior clearly understood His mission to rescue our Heavenly Father’s children, for He declared:
“The Son of man is come to save that which was lost. …
“[For] it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.” . . .
Let me share four principles that will help in our rescue efforts.
Principle 1: We Must Not Delay Going to the Rescue

Elder Arnold shared a sad story from a former Area Seven…