Host Province: Nubia
Date: August 12, 2017
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: Philips Center
- The Comforting of the Mourning
- One of the most important things that we can do as humans is to help those who are down on something in their life. Everyone has a problem in their life, but we have the capacity to help one another. Our strength is the weakness of another.
- Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness
- We should always seek after the good things in the world. It should be a purpose of ours to always take the high road and to seek the spiritual things no matter where we personally are at in our life.
- Progress on the Website
- The website is about 40% complete. In the next month, it is estimated that the Epochal Doctrine and Covenants will be complete to this year. It is also in the plans to get the hymns completed.
- Pure in Heart
- We should strive to be a good example to all of the people of the world. We will have a small personal impact as an individual. We will only be able to help those who are around us. However, how much better would the world be if we all sought to be a good example? We are not perfect, but we should strive for it and be of a good heart.
- Persecution for Righteousness
- Just because we are on the path to the light does not mean that our life will all of the sudden get better. In fact, it will be harder because we will be held to a higher standard.
- Stakes of Zion
- The stakes of the world will be standardized in form and in function from an administrative standpoint. The guidebook for such will be completed in the coming fall months and will be added to the website.
- Salt of the Earth
- There are a lot of things in the world that are not good. There are a lot of people that will go after these things. They will seem to have everything that they want, but they will be empty on the inside. This is something that we should go up against. Get rid of all of the things of the world that will bring you down.
- The Wise and the Foolish
- It is hard sometimes to distinguish between those who are wise and those who are foolish, what advice is good and what advice is bad, and what things are wholesome and what things will bring people down. It is important to have a lot of the good knowledge and wisdom so that you can distinguish between them when you are living your life.
- Blessed are the Merciful
- One of the most important things that we can do is to have mercy on those who are making mistakes. We will not be perfect all of the time and there will always be things in our life that are missing, but that does not mean that we need to just give up. We will rise above the pain of our life and we can even contribute to the life of another.