“Keep the Commandments”, Stressed President Nelson

From an interview during his visit to the Caribbean Area

During his visit to the Caribbean on September 1 and 2, 2018, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stressed the importance of keeping the commandments, both in his talks and while an interview in the Dominican Republic.

When asked about his thoughts or counsel he had for members in the Caribbean, as they seek personal revelation to better minister to one another in a troubled world, President Nelson kindly emphasized that “the answer for everyone is to get close to the Lord Jesus Christ and keep His commandments”

Read the text of his answer below.

Video transcript:

We travel around the world and wherever we go people ask: what can you do to help us have a better life and get closer to the Lord? And the answer is the same for all people. God gives everyone blessings and challenges. The blessings of life and the opportunity to learn and to develop Faith are the same for all the people. It’s a great gift!

Wherever we go there are always challenges. In some places is too hot, in some places is too cold and here in the Caribbean we have too many hurricanes and so it goes. The answer for everyone is to get close to the Lord Jesus Christ and keep His commandments because He has promised us “and as we keep the commandments, we will prosper in the land.” It doesn’t matter whether is this country or that country, or this island or that island. Keep the commandments and you will prosper. You’ll be able to have His thoughts cover your thinking and His plan as a foremost part of your plan.

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