Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke to thousands of visitors this past Friday, May 1, in the BYU Marriott Center. His remarks concluded the 2015 Women’s Conference this week on BYU campus.
Elder Ballard spoke to the women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on topics such as the importance of women’s roles in the church and being wary of information found online.
“Today, we live in a world in which people don’t ask of God; they ask of Google,” Elder Ballard said. “We need to be prudent and careful about seeking answers to spiritually important questions online.”
Elder Ballard also instructed members to be patient with those who do have questions about the faith, saying answers can lead to conversion.
“As members of the church, we should not be critical of those who have sincere, heartfelt questions or concerns about their faith,” he said. “Such questions can be a catalyst to real conversion if they prompt us to seek truth in the light of faith.”
Elder Ballard concluded his remarks with a request that the women of the church stay focused on the simple truths of the gospel. He also cited the pivotal of women within the church, especially in the last dispensation.
“Righteous and faithful women have always played an essential role in saving souls and in defending the kingdom of God,” Elder Ballard said.