Salvation

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“Whatever our circumstances, wherever we are along the path toward salvation, we unite as one in our commitment to the Savior. We sustain one another in His service.”

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Here to Serve a Righteous Cause,” October 2015 General Conference

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“In the work of salvation, there is no room for comparison, criticism, or condemnation. It is not about age, experience, or public acclaim. This sacred work is about developing a broken heart, a contrite spirit, and a willingness to use our divine gifts and unique talents to do the Lord’s work in His way. It is the humility to fall on our knees and say, ‘O my Father, … not as I will, but as thou wilt.’ ”

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Here to Serve a Righteous Cause,” October 2015 General Conference

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“Through test and trial, even through fear and in the midst of despair, we have valiant hearts. We are resolved to do our part. We are here to serve a righteous cause. Sisters, in this cause we are valued. We are needed. The righteous cause we serve is the cause of Christ. It is the work of salvation.”

Carol F. McConkie, First Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Here to Serve a Righteous Cause,” October 2015 General Conference
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“As true disciples, may we offer our willing hearts and our helping hands to hasten His work…It does not matter if we are not yet perfect and complete. We are devoted disciples who reach out and help each other along the way. Our sisterhood reaches across the generations to those faithful sisters who have walked before. Together, as sisters and in unity with living prophets, seers, and revelators with restored priesthood keys, we can walk as one, as disciples, as servants with willing hearts and hands to hasten the work of salvation. As we do so, we will become like the Savior.”

Linda K. Burton, Relief Society General President
Wanted: Hands and Hearts to Hasten the Work,” April 2014 General Conference

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“We are covenant daughters in the Lord’s kingdom, and we have the opportunity to be instruments in His hands. As we participate in the work of salvation each day in small and simple ways—watching over, strengthening, and teaching one another—we will be able to join with Ammon, who declared:

“ ‘Behold, my joy is full, yea, my heart is brim with joy, and I will rejoice in my God. Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things.’ ”

Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
We Have Great Reason to Rejoice,” October 2013 General Conference

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“You quietly stand as witnesses of God, mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those who stand in need of comfort without realizing that you are keeping  your covenants—the covenants you made in the waters of baptism and in the  temple. When you love, watch over, and serve others in small and simple ways,  you are actively participating in the work of salvation, God’s work ‘to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.’ ”

Carole M. Stephens, First Counselor, Relief Society General Presidency
We Have Great Reason to Rejoice,” October 2013 General Conference

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“I hope we will never be afraid or reluctant to acknowledge, ‘I’m a Mormon.’ We should be confident, as was the Apostle Paul when he proclaimed, ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth.’ As members, we are followers of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Such conversion and confidence is the result of diligent and deliberate effort. It is individual. It is the process of a lifetime.”

Ann M. Dibb, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
I Know It. I Live It. I Love It,” October 2012 General Conference

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“We [Relief Society] operate in the manner of the priesthood—which means that we seek, receive, and act on revelation; make decisions in councils; and concern ourselves with caring for individuals one by one. Ours is the priesthood purpose to prepare ourselves for the blessings of eternal life by making and keeping covenants. Therefore, like our brethren who hold the priesthood, ours is a work of salvation, service, and becoming a holy people.”

Julie B. Beck, Relief Society General President
Relief Society: A Sacred Work,” October 2009 General Conference

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“Personal worthiness is essential to enter His holy temples and to ultimately become heirs to ‘all [the] Father hath.’ The Lord has said, ‘Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God.’ When we do this, we can confidently enter the holy temples of God with a knowledge that we are worthy to go where the Lord Himself goes. When we are worthy, we can not only enter the temple, the temple can enter us.

“The Lord’s promises of salvation and happiness become ours—and our earthly mission becomes His.”

Elaine S. Dalton, Second Counselor, Young Women General Presidency
Look toward Eternity!” October 2006 General Conference

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“I like exclamation marks! I use them often when writing notes to myself and to others. It is a way to show enthusiasm and commitment. One of my favorite scriptures is punctuated with an exclamation mark:

” ‘Now, what do we hear in the gospel which we have received? A voice of gladness!’ There are 14 more exclamation marks in the rest of the verse and the next four verses that follow. They read in part:

” ‘A voice of mercy from heaven; and a voice of truth out of the earth … a voice of … glad tidings of great joy. …

” ‘… Glorious is the voice we hear from heaven, proclaiming in our ears, glory, and salvation … !’—with an exclamation mark.

“We can hear a voice of gladness that brings exclamations of hope and joy into our lives. The joy of our testimonies of the Savior can punctuate every aspect of our lives as we seek to come unto Christ.”

Coleen K. Menlove, Primary General President
Living Happily Ever After,” April 2000 General Conference

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