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Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Quorums of the Seventy

A summary of the talk given by Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Quorums of the Seventy, during the Saturday afternoon session.

"Challenging times require greater spiritual power. Consider carefully the Savior's promise: ' … If ye have faith in me ye shall have power to do whatsoever thing is expedient in me.' "

The "Six Destructive D's": — doubt, discouragement, distraction, lack of diligence, disobedience and disbelief — all erode and destroy our faith. "We can choose to avoid and overcome them."

"True faith must be centered in Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God. Faith is a principle of action and power. It requires a correct understanding and knowledge of Jesus Christ, his divine attributes and perfect character, his teachings, atonement, resurrection and priesthood power. It requires us to do, not merely to believe."

Obedience to gospel principles develops complete trust in him and his ordained servants and assurance of his promised blessings.

There is no other thing in which we can have absolute assurance. There is none other foundation in life that can bring the same peace, joy and hope. In uncertain times, faith is truly a spiritual gift worthy of our utmost efforts.