Elder Jose Teixeira

A summary of the talk given by Elder Jose A. Teixeira, Quorums of the Seventy, during the Sunday afternoon session.

"In life's journey to return to and become more like our Father, we are not left alone. God has given us necessary gifts to help us."

"One gift that will help us navigate our lives is the gift he has given to all, the ability and power to choose. …"

"Additionally, as members of the church we have been given the gift of the Holy Ghost to protect, comfort and guide us. …"

"Another gift that will help us navigate our lives is the capacity to believe the words of those who testify of Jesus Christ. …"

"I testify that our Father in Heaven is mindful of each one of us, that he listens to and answers our prayers, that he communicates with his prophets to guide us. As we develop our faith to believe and live the words of prophets, we will strengthen our testimony of the plan of happiness and the central role of Jesus Christ in it.

"Through the power to choose and the inherent capacity to believe the words of those who testify of Jesus Christ, we will be able to cross the great waters of life and reach our eternal destiny."