SALT LAKE CITY — Elder L. Tom Perry, of the Quorum of the Twelve, spoke Saturday afternoon during the LDS Church’s 184th General Conference, teaching Church members how to protect their homes from evil influences.
Elder Perry opened by quoting Charles Edward Jefferson. “To be a Christian is to admire Jesus so sincerely and so fervently that the whole life goes out to him in an aspiration to be like him.”
Elder Perry, acknowledging the world’s discontentment, warned members to stay close to the Spirit.
“We must never let the noise of the world overpower and overwhelm that still small voice,” he said.
Elder Perry reminded mothers and fathers of their roles and gave them suggestions to better teach their children. Suggestions included holding one-on-one visits with them and building family traditions. Elder Perry urged all parents to take advantage of opportunities to teach their children.
“We have a great and noble heritage of parents giving up almost everything they possess to find a place where they could rear their families with faith and courage,” Elder Perry said. “We must find within ourselves that same determination and spirit and overcome the challenges we face with the same spirit of sacrifice. We must instill in future generations an ever stronger reliance on the teachings of our Lord and Savior.”