Today I, ____________________, will strive to Go Forward with Faith.
“These standards are a guide to help you make correct choices. Review the standards often and ask yourself, “Am I living the way the Lord wants me to live?” and “How have I been blessed by living these standards?”” – For the Strength of Youth
I, ____________________, commit to review the standards found in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet often during this segment.
Ask yourself, “Am I living the way the Lord wants me to live?” and “How have I been blessed by living these standards?”
“Three weeks ago I was in New York City awaiting a flight to Europe. An employee of the airline left her place at the desk and came to where I was sitting.
““Two of my nephews have joined your Church,” she told me. “I can hardly believe the change that it’s made in their lives.” In our brief conversation I asked how her sister felt about her sons joining the Church.
““She couldn’t be happier,” she said, and explained how the family had had real reason to be worried about the young men. They were two of the wanderers that President Tanner has spoken about. “You wouldn’t believe how they’ve changed,” she said. “They’ve cut their hair and the whole bit,” as she put it.
“Later, as I left to board the plane, she thanked me again and said, “I don’t know how you do it.”
“In answer to her question, let me explain that for one thing we hold to high standards of conduct. The principles of the gospel are anchored and secure. Some of the programs and methods change from time to time, but there is no altering of the standards. There is a great sense of security and of protection in this.
“We continually strive to share the gospel with others, but we cannot dilute it to suit their taste. We did not set the standards; the Lord did. It is His church.” – Where Much Is Given, Much Is Required by Boyd K. Packer
Submitted by Ellisa Evans