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We Follow Jesus Christ, pp. 16, 24, 50
“Stand by My Servant Joseph,” p. 34 Earth: A Gift from God, p. 40 The Refining Fire of Grief, p. 56
“Humility is a fertile soil where spirituality grows and produces the fruit of inspiration to know what to do. ”
Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, “How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life,” Ensign, May 2012, 47 .
Contents February 2013
Volume 43 • Number 2
F E AT U R E S
16 Discipleship at All Times, in All Things, 22 I Can Decide
in All Places Melissa Merrill Six members share what they learned from a “discipleship experiment.”
24 Balancing Truth and Tolerance
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
How we deal with the things we experience is up to us. My decision not to become bitter made all the difference in my ability to heal.
32 You’re Not Here to Go to Church!
We must stand up for truth, even while we practice tolerance and respect for beliefs and ideas different from our own.
M E S S A G E S
FIRST PRESIDENCY MESSAGE
4 A Word for the Hesitant Missionary
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
34 “Stand by My Servant Joseph”
Elder Cecil O. Samuelson Jr.
I was in basic training and needed spiritual nourishment.
VISITING TEACHING MESSAGE
8 Converted unto the Lord
ON THE COVER Front: Photograph of woman helping after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, by Jeffrey D. Allred and Mike Terry © Deseret News. Back: Photo illustration by Howard Collett © IRI. Inside front cover: Photograph by Royce Bair © Getty Images.
40 Earth: A Gift from God
What does it mean to stand by the Prophet Joseph Smith?
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44 Standards for All Seasons