“Future brings duty”: Elder David B. Haight

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    By Ali Anderson

    The future holds great opportunity and responsibility for church members, Elder David B. Haight said at the Sunday afternoon session of general conference.

    “It is thrilling just to contemplate what lies ahead before us,” said Elder Haight, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

    Drawing attention to the world”s need for truth, Elder Haight urged church members to commit themselves to sharing the principles taught by Jesus Christ. But, he said members must first develop strong testimonies themselves.

    Elder Haight shared his personal witness of the gospel, expressing gratitude for the experiences that have strengthened his faith. He spoke of the sacrifices made by his grandparents and parents — sacrifices that have helped him develop a testimony.

    “I am grateful for that knowledge that I have, that God lives … and Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind,” he said.

    Elder Haight encouraged members to never retire from spreading goodness.

    “You can”t find the word retirement in the Bible; I don”t think you can find the word in the Bible Dictionary,” he said, implying there should be no retirement from service and missionary work.

    The gospel is true, he said, and “it is meant for us to help bring about the eternal plan of salvation to people.”

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