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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Second Counselor, First Presidency

Individual recognition is rarely an indication of the value of our service. Readers of the Book of Mormon do not know the names, for example, of any of the 2,000 sons of Helaman. As individuals, they are unnamed. As a group, however, they will always be named as a symbol of honesty and courage. They accomplished together what none of them could have accomplished alone.

"That is a lesson for us, brethren of the priesthood. When we stand close together and lift where we stand, when we care more for the glory of the kingdom of God than for our own prestige or pleasure, we can accomplish so much more."

"Brethren, as strong as you are, you cannot and should not lift a piano by yourself. Brethren, as great as President Monson is, he cannot and should not move the Lord's work by himself. But if we all stand close together in the place the Lord has appointed and lift where we stand, nothing can keep this divine work from moving upward and forward.

"Brethren, may we cease to aspire and cease to retire!"

"When we seek to serve others, we are motivated not by selfishness but by charity; we lift where we stand. This is the way Jesus Christ lived his life and the way a holder of the priesthood must live his."