Area Leader Message

    President Russell M. Nelson explained that “the adversary is increasing his attacks on faith and upon us and our families at an exponential rate. To survive spiritually, we need counterstrategies and proactive plans.”
    When we minister, we are representing Jesus Christ and acting as His agents to watch over, lift, and strengthen those around us.
    To achieve meaningful and successful ministering, leaders should conduct inspired ministering interviews with humility, love, and faith in the Lord.
    I recall when I first attended a fast and testimony meeting at church. I remember hearing quite similar testimonies from full time missionaries.
    Elder Peter F. Meurs of the Seventy
    The purpose of this life is 'to prepare to meet God.'
    One of the most beautiful doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that families can be together forever. Combining this with the promises of Elijah “of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to the fathers”1 makes the temple or the House of the Lord so important and precious to all Latter-day Saints.
    In every country in Asia, we need more, and better prepared missionaries. With the growth of the Church throughout the world, especially in Asia, most of these missionaries need to come from each of the countries of Asia.
    For each of us, this life is a unique and wonderful journey. We will go through different phases in our lives which are full of new things, new challenges, and new spiritual inspirations.
    While on a mission tour late last year, on a Wednesday evening, I met the faithful parents of a newer missionary serving in that mission.
    The returning of the Prophet Elijah during the last days was foretold by the Lord through his Prophet Malachi,
    Last year I attended a dinner gathering of stake and mission leaders. After a blessing was pronounced on the food and as we began to eat, we discovered that each individual had been given one chopstick as their only eating utensil.