Looking to the future with complete
faith we know,
The church and God's kingdom will continue to grow.
The mantle of authority God placed upon thee,
Will guide His kingdom for you shall see,
His will, His purpose, His holy plan,
You shall be led by the Great I Am.
We now place our feet behind your light,
We will follow you and heavens sight.
Our hearts take courage and we look to see,
The will of God revealed through thee.
May you feel our prayers of love,
May you be strengthened by
We rejoice in our worthy prophet so true,
We look with joy, as we look to you!
Written by Michelene Glasson
Addressing each member of the Church, the new President said, “Keep on the covenant path.”
“Your commitment to follow the Savior by making covenants with Him and then keeping those covenants will open the door to every spiritual privilege and blessing available to men, women, and children
The new First Presidency wants “to begin with the end in mind,” President Nelson said, and added it was for that reason they were
speaking from a temple.
“The end for which each of us strives is to be endowed with a power in a house of the Lord, sealed as families—faithful to
the covenants made in a temple that qualify us for the greatest gift of God, that of eternal life.”
He said ordinances and covenants of the temple are key
to strengthening marriage and family and the ability to resist the attacks of the adversary. “Your worship in the temple and your service there for your ancestors will bless you with increased personal revelation and peace and will fortify your commitment
to stay on the covenant path.”
He invited and pleaded with any who have stepped off that path to come back.
“Whatever your concerns, whatever your challenges, there is a place for you in this, the Lord’s Church,” he said. You and generations yet unborn will be blessed by your actions now to return
to the covenant path.”