We are blessed to live and serve in a most remarkable season of the dispensation of the fulness of times. I testify that no unhallowed hand and no pandemic can keep the Lord’s holy work from progressing.
I testify that if you seek help and invite others into your life, then your life will be fuller, your success will be more meaningful, and you will find peace.
Sister Virginia U. Jensen, then first counselor in the general Relief Society presidency, spoke to the Faculty Women’s Association at BYU in January of this year. She recalled the first time she had to give a talk in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. She noted that she had never had a desire to speak in the Tabernacle. I guess that is how I feel about my experience today. I have…
"I thought how important BYU is as a window on the Church. The glass is not dark but clear and allows viewers to see the values and truths of the restored gospel."
Dean Douglas M. Chabries shares inspiring stories from his Western European, American, and Yugoslavian heritage, honoring the legacy of pioneer forbearers.
The Israelite exodus led by Moses and the trek of the Latter-day Saint pioneers have much in common and are part of our inspiring legacy.
It still takes faith—the same faith of our pioneer forebears—to keep our covenants: to love God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength.
Yesterday morning I awoke in a comfortable bed and breakfast establishment in Cambridge, England. I was some 6,000 miles away from Utah. My one-day journey home required a taxi ride to the Cambridge train station, a short train ride into and through London, and another train ride south to Gatwick Airport. After checking my luggage, which would be handled by others for me, I boarded a modern jet airliner. After…
A couple of months ago, my older sister, Margo, serving as Young Women president in her ward in Cape Town, South Africa, expressed frustration that she could find no way to help her young women see the meaning in “Faith in Every Footstep.” In fact, she said, “I am tired of these American stories, these pioneers who died a hundred years ago and with whom I can find no connection.”…
Gordon B. Hinckley speaks of the noble pioneers. The pioneers were people of great faith, of tremendous loyalty, and of unbending integrity.
"Patience is a constant companion of self-discipline."
You have a rich heritage as members of the Church. Do you retain in remembrance the sacrifices made for you, and the stories you can learn from?
As the Church continues to expand, especially in foreign lands, the percentage of members who are literal descendants of the pioneers decreases, but I believe that those who bind themselves to this great work that the pioneers began are somehow spiritually adopted and become descendants of those noble forbears.
Those brave souls left us a legacy and a rich heritage. No amount of money could purchase what they freely gave. It cost life and limb. It cost great suffering and the most severe kind of heartache imaginable. Theirs was the noblest gift—that of love.
As we celebrate the various summer holidays, we must remember the heritage they commemorate and determine to preserve the gifts we’ve been given.
Pioneers early and modern have made immense sacrifices for their testimony of the gospel. They know that if it is true, little else really matters.
We have a responsibility to the pioneer founders who sacrificed so much for their vision of this school to keep its spirit and purpose alive and unique.
Bryant S. Hinckley offers a tribute commemorating Karl G. Maeser, whose life and service to BYU make up an important part of the school's legacy.