He also said reassurances have been given to choice members that their loved ones lost in recent earthquakes and tsunamis, as in Chile, Haiti or the islands of the Pacific, will be reunited with them in the hereafter. He said while physically "higher ground" was critical for survivors in tsunamis, spiritually higher ground is also critical for our eternal welfare, and the blessings of temple ordinances offer the best refuge and protection in a sinful world.
Elder Neil L. Andersen, Quorum of the Twelve, promised single mothers they will feel the power of heaven blessing them as they speak of Jesus Christ to their children. He also made a special appeal to fathers to talk to their children about the Savior and his importance.
"Although there may be times when a child does not listen with a believing heart, your testimony of Jesus will remain in his or her mind and soul," he stated.
Elder Robert D. Hales, Quorum of the Twelve, also addressed the mission of parents and even leaders to serve and lead the youth of this world. He stressed that the Lord has said this is "an imperative duty that we owe to all the rising generation."
Elder Russell M. Nelson, Quorum of the Twelve, spoke on "Generations Linked in Love" and stressed the importance of family history efforts — especially though the "New FamilySearch" system, which he stressed is a giant step forward, though "it is still just a step."
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