Eduardo Gavarret: ‘Yes Lord, I will follow Thee’

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Elder Eduardo Gavarret of the First Quorum of the Seventy speaks in his native language of Spanish at the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, 4 October 2014. (Mormon Newsroom)
Elder Eduardo Gavarret of the First Quorum of the Seventy speaks in his native language of Spanish at the Saturday afternoon session of general conference, 4 October 2014. (Mormon Newsroom)

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Eduardo Gavarret of the Seventy spoke in Saturday afternoon’s session of the LDS Church’s 184th General Conference about following the Savior. Elder Gavarret gave his talk in Spanish, making him the second to speak in a native tongue other than English.

Elder Gavarret reminded members of the ways the Savior invites people to follow him.

“You who are not yet members of the Church will receive this invitation …” Elder Gavarret said. “Will you read the Book of Mormon? Will you pray? Will you attend church? Will you follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized?”

Those who are members of the Church have accepted the Savior’s invitation to come unto him when they were baptized, Elder Gavarret said. “As you strive to come to Him, you will gain the power to relieve life’s burdens, whether physical or spiritual, and experience a positive inner change that will help you be happier.”

Elder Gavarret illustrated that commitments establish a closer relationship to the Savior.

“The decision to ‘come unto me’ and ‘follow me’ is personal,” he said. “When we accept this invitation, our level of commitment is raised, and it is then that we can ‘walk with Him.'”

Before closing his talk, Elder Gavarret explained that people can follow the Savior by praying, reading the scriptures and persevering.

He closed by inviting listeners to be decisive in their commitment to God.

“May we make the decision to increase our level of worship and commitment to God, and may our response to his invitation be heard loud and clear: ‘Yes Lord, I will follow Thee!'”

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