Take a look at invitations President Nelson has extended since he became Prophet
“Embrace your new normal by repenting daily,” he said. “Seek to be increasingly pure in thought, word and deed. Minister to others. Keep an eternal perspective. Magnify your callings. And whatever your challenges, my dear brothers and sisters, live each day so that you are more prepared to meet your Maker.”
President Nelson will share a special message with the world on Friday, Nov. 20. The 11-minute video will include a “fast-acting and long-lasting spiritual remedy” to bring hope and healing through the Savior Jesus Christ during a time of global instability.
Since becoming President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in January 2018, President Nelson has issued multiple invitations to help Church members spiritually prepare for challenges ahead.
Here is a look at some of President Nelson’s invitations over the last three years:
Stay on the covenant path
In a press conference in January 2018 immediately following his ordination as President of the Church, President Nelson said, “Now, to each member of the Church I say: Keep on the covenant path.
He said in a later address to all members that same conference: “I plead with you who have distanced yourselves from the Church and with you who have not yet really sought to know that the Savior’s Church has been restored. Do the spiritual work to find out for yourselves, and please do it now. Time is running out.”
Increase spiritual capacity and seek to ‘hear Him’
During his first general conference as Prophet, President Nelson urged Latter-day Saints to increase their spiritual capacity to receive revelation. “In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.
Designating 2020 as “a bicentennial year” commemorating the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, President Nelson invited Church members to ponder a few questions: “How would my life be different if my knowledge gained from the Book of Mormon were suddenly taken away?” “How have the events that followed the First Vision made a difference for me and my loved ones?”
He said, “Immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration.
The doctrine of the gathering of Israel has captured President Nelson’s attention for the more than 36 years he has served as an Apostle, he said during the October 2020 general conference. “Anytime we do anything that helps anyone — on either side of the veil — to make and keep their covenants with God, we are helping to gather Israel.”