Heavenly Parents

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“Sisters, I testify of loving Heavenly Parents; of our Savior, Jesus Christ; and of His infinite Atonement in our behalf.
 
Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
Certain Women,” April 2017 General Conference
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“I testify there is no greater goal in mortality than to live eternally with our Heavenly Parents and our beloved Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. But it is more than just our goal—it is also Their goal. They have a perfect love for us, more powerful than we can even begin to comprehend. They are totally, completely, eternally aligned with us. We are Their work. Our glory is Their glory. More than anything else, They want us to come home—to return and receive eternal happiness in Their presence.”
 
M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Return and Receive,” April 2017 General Conference
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“In order for Him to endure the most excruciating experience ever endured on earth, our Savior focused on joy! And what was the joy that was set before Him? Surely it included the joy of cleansing, healing, and strengthening us; the joy of paying for the sins of all who would repent; the joy of making it possible for you and me to return home—clean and worthy—to live with our Heavenly Parents and families.”
 
Russell M. Nelson, President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Joy and Spiritual Survival,” October 2016 General Conference
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“Where will you go to find others who share your belief in personal, loving Heavenly Parents, who teach us how to return to Their eternal presence?”
 
M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

To Whom Shall We Go?” October 2016 General Conference

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“Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer, and His restored gospel will lead us safely back to the presence of our Heavenly Parents if we remain on the gospel path and follow in His footsteps.”
 
M. Russell Ballard, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
To Whom Shall We Go?” October 2016 General Conference
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“I bear my solemn witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. He lives; I know He lives and stands at the head of this Church. These things I know for myself, independent of any other voice or witness, and I pray that you and I will never forgetsacred eternal truths—first and foremost that we are sons and daughters of living and loving Heavenly Parents, who desire only our eternal happiness.”
 
Ronald A. Rasband, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Lest Thou Forget,” October 2016 General Conference

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“When we passed through the veil and entered this mortal life, we knew that we would no longer remember the life before. There would be opposition and adversity and temptation. But we also knew that gaining a physical body was of paramount importance for us. Oh, how we hoped that we would quickly learn to make the correct choices, withstand the temptations of Satan, and eventually return to our beloved Parents in Heaven.”
 
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor, First Presidency

O How Great the Plan of Our God!” October 2016 General Conference

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“Brothers and sisters, we are eternal beings, without beginning and without end. We have always existed. We are the literal spirit children of divine, immortal, and omnipotent Heavenly Parents!”
 
Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor, First Presidency

O How Great the Plan of Our God!” October 2016 General Conference

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“We are spirit children of heavenly parents.”

 
Paul V. Johnson, General Authority Seventy
And There Shall Be No More Death,” April 2016 General Conference

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“When I was a young adult, I began investigating the Church. At first I was drawn to the gospel by the examples of my Latter-day Saint friends, but eventually I was attracted to the unique doctrine. When I learned that faithful men and women could keep progressing and ultimately become like our heavenly parents, I was frankly amazed. I loved the concept; it rang true to me.”
 
Larry R. Lawrence, Quorum of the Seventy
What Lack I Yet?” October 2015 General Conference
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“To Mother Eve, to Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel, to Mary of Nazareth, and to a Mother in Heaven, I say, ‘Thank you for your crucial role in fulfilling the purposes of eternity.’ ”
 
Jeffrey R. Holland, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Behold Thy Mother,” October 2015 General Conference

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“We come into this world ‘trailing clouds of glory.’ ‘The Family: A Proclamation to the World’ teaches that each one of us ‘is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents’ and ‘each has a divine nature and destiny.’ Heavenly Father generously shares a portion of His divinity within us. That divine nature comes as a gift from Him with a love that only a parent can feel.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, Primary General President
Discovering the Divinity Within,” October 2015 General Conference
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“Your light has made a difference to me and many others. You have light because you are literally spirit daughters of Deity, ‘offspring of exalted parents’ with a divine nature and an eternal destiny. You received your first lessons in the world of spirits from your heavenly parents.”

Julie B. Beck, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
You Have a Noble Birthright,” April 2006 General Conference

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“…The gospel teaches us that each individual is a precious and cherished child of Heavenly Parents. We are literally all spiritual sisters. Each Relief Society should be a gathering of sisters who cherish each other, not choosing some to keep and throwing some back. All of us are worth keeping.”

Chieko N. Okazaki, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
A Living Network,” October 1995 General Conference

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“Have you ever been told you are just like your mother, or you have your father’s smile, or all of your family have the same color of eyes? The physical characteristics that we inherit from our parents are obvious. The spiritual characteristics we inherit from our heavenly parents have to be developed. You have been born with all the godlike gifts that Christ has. They are within you, but you have to choose to cultivate and develop them. Spiritual growth doesn’t just happen without our best efforts.”

Elaine L. Jack, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Identity of a Young Woman,” October 1989 General Conference

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“I share the view expressed by Orson F. Whitney in these words:
 
“ ‘No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God … and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven’ (as quoted in Faith Precedes the Miracle, p. 98).”
 
Howard W. Hunter, Acting President, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

The Opening and Closing of Doors,” October 1987 General Conference

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“Let us listen to another young woman pouring out her heart:
“ ‘…I just wish of all things I could go up and give Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother a big hug and tell them that I made it back.’ ”
 
Ardeth G. Kapp, Young Women General President
A Time for Hope,” October 1986 General Conference
 

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“The Primary song says, ‘I am a child of God.’ Born with a noble birthright. God is your father. He loves you. He and your mother in heaven value you beyond any measure. They gave your eternal intelligence spirit form, just as your earthly mother and father have given you a mortal body.”
 
Spencer W. Kimball, President of the Church
Privileges and Responsibilities of Sisters,” October 1978 General Conference

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“In the heavens, before the earth was formed, the plan of this earth life was explained to all of us. We were then but spirit offspring of our Father and Mother in heaven.”
 
Eldred G. Smith, Patriarch to the Church

Opposition in Order to Strengthen Us,” October 1973 General Conference

 

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