"You immerse yourself in the very things that helped build your core of faith," Elder Andersen said. "You exercise faith in Christ, you pray, you ponder the scriptures, you repent, you keep the commandments, and you serve others. Like the intense fire that transforms iron into steel, as we remain faithful during the fiery trial of our faith, we are spiritually refined and strengthened."
A member of the Pawnee tribe and former head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Elder Larry Echo Hawk of the Seventy spoke directly to his fellow Native Americans on Saturday about "the special message" the Book of Mormon holds for them.
"I especially ask the remnant of the House of Israel, the descendants of the people of the Book of Mormon, wherever you may be, to read and re-read the Book of Mormon," Elder Echo Hawk said. "Learn of the promises contained in the Book of Mormon. Follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Make and keep covenants with the Lord. Seek for and follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit."
Elders Robert C. Gray and Scott D. Whiting of the Seventy also spoke Saturday afternoon.
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