Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What They Said Wednesday–Pres. Henry B. Eyring

Talk: President Henry B. Eyring First Counselor of the First Presidency

(Serve the Poor and Needy)
  • Honor and celebrate what the Lord has done and continues to do to help the poor and needy
  • Consecrate time for others
  • Covenant to lift up those in need
  • Renew and strengthen our commitment to act.
  • Have I done any good in the world today” - Hymn 223
  • Sympathy → Decision to act
  • Sweet is the Work” - Hymn 147
  • Include your children when the opportunity to serve arises...and that opportunity always arises. Your example will cultivate an attitude of serving that will last into adulthood.
  • Returning to the Bishop, “ Now what would you like us to do.”
  • We celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Church’s welfare program this year.
  • Principles of Welfare:
    • 1. Everyone is happier and feels more self-respect when they can take care of their families and then reach out and help others.
      • Have a surplus → use less than what you have gained
      • “You cannot give yourself poorer in this work” - Marion G. Romney
      • A person cannot give a crust to the Lord without receiving a loaf in return.
    • 2. Power and blessing of unity
      • Power and blessing of unity; when joining hands to serve, the Lord joins our hearts.
    • 3. Draw your family into the work with you
      • Care to love each other as they care for others
    • 4. Follow scriptural command to SEEK out the poor
      • Ask the Bishop
  • The Church is planning a worldwide Day of Service to celebrate:
    • Plan service project
      • Prepare yourself
        • The Savior’s atonement can help
      • Choose people in the kingdom or community whose needs will touch the hearts of those who serve.
      • Draw upon the bond of families; quorum and auxiliary
  • You can know as I know