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Finding Strength in Challenging Times

Finding Strength in Challenging Times April Conference 2009
Elder Allan F. Packer Of the First Quorum of the Seventy
"Finding Strength in Challenging Times!"

Having the capacity to receive personal inspiration will be necessary in the coming days.

Elder Andersen, we extend our love, blessings, and support as you fill this new calling. Brothers and sisters, individuals and families across the world are challenged by current conditions. While I believe there are serious challenges ahead, I also know it is a wonderful time to be alive, especially for the youth. I see my children and grandchildren having full, satisfying lives even as they have challenges, setbacks, and obstacles to overcome.

These are the days when prophecies are being fulfilled. We live in the dispensation of the fulness of times, which is the time to prepare for the Savior’s return. It is also the time to work out our own salvation.

When the winds blow and the rains pour, they blow and pour on all. Those who ha…