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Elder Rafael E. Pino, Quorums of the Seventy

A summary of the talk given by Elder Rafael E. Pino, Quorums of the Seventy, during the Saturday afternoon session.

Living the gospel does not mean that we will everlastingly escape adversity. "Rather it means that we will be prepared to face and endure adversity more confidently."

When adversity arrives in our lives, "the only true source of comfort is God. 'Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.'‚ÄČ"

"If we live our lives in accordance with teachings of the Savior, we will surely find peace and consolation that only God can give."

Suffering can enable us to better understand the Atonement. "There is no infirmity, affliction or adversity that Christ did not feel in Gethsemane."

"President Howard W. Hunter said: 'If our lives and our faith are centered on Jesus Christ and his restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and his teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right."

"I bear solemn witness that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer."