Quotes from Conference—17 New Temples, Wow!

President Nelson speaking in general conference.

To close the April 2022 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson said emphatically, “Now is the time! . . . ‘We have a labor to perform [while] in this tabernacle of clay.’” Continuing his own theme of the conference, President Nelson said, “Positive spiritual momentum increases as we worship in the temple and grow in our understanding of the magnificent breadth and depth of the blessings we receive there.”

President Nelson also added, “As the Church grows, we strive to keep pace by building more temples.” Then he dropped a surprise on all of us with his announcement of 17 new temples to be constructed in all corners of the world—in New Zealand, Republic of the Congo, Spain, the United Kingdom, Peru, two locations in Brazil, two locations in Mexico, and 8 locations in the United States.

Of the conference in general, the prophet also said, “We have received important direction for the future. My prayer is that the Spirit has spoken to you directly about things the Lord would have you do.”

Wherever you are in the world, however near or far you are to a temple, you can pray and receive personal revelation about what the Lord would have you do to help your family on both sides of the veil. What has this conference inspired you to do?

We leave you with our prophet’s final, inspiring words: “These 17 temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil. I love you, my dear brothers and sisters. More important, the Lord loves you. He is your Savior and your Redeemer. He leads and guides His Church. May we be a people worthy of the Lord, who said, ‘Ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.’”

That is the last of our series of teachings from the April 2022 general conference. If you missed the first six in the series, don’t worry! You can find them all here:

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