Elder Donald L. Hallstrom: What manner of men we should be

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Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy spoke about the importance of being willing to change and grow through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Elder Donald L. Hallstrom of the Presidency of the Seventy spoke at the priesthood session of General Conference, 5 April 2014. (Courtesy of Mormon Newsroom)

He said a willingness to act on what we are taught is a key to having access to the voices of the Lord’s servants.

“Simply stated, the purpose of General Conference and of this priesthood session is only fulfilled if we are willing to act  if we are willing to change,” Elder Hallstrom said.

Elder Hallstrom said when members apply Moroni’s exhortation to have “real intent,” the Spirit has complete access to our minds and our hearts.

He outlined what was expected of priesthood holders by giving the brethren three suggestions: being priesthood men by showing spiritual maturity, being willing to serve and magnify callings and being worthy of the priesthood by avoiding the evils of the world.

He concluded by exhorting members to look to the example of Jesus Christ to discover the type of people they must become and promised that the Savior had made those changes possible for each of us.

“Mercifully, He has not left us alone,” Elder Hallstrom said. “Relying on the Savior’s Atonement, we can change. Of this I am certain.”

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