Keeping Covenants (Highlights from Sister Wixom-April 2014)

“Keeping covenants protects us, prepares us, and empowers us.”1324725-2

“As individuals, we are strong. Together with God, we are unstoppable.”

“The Lord said to Emma Smith, “Lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made.”8

Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, “Keeping Covenants Protects Us, Prepares Us, and Empowers Us”. April 2014 General Conference. 

“Teach them in every circumstance”

“The world will teach our children if we do not, and children are capable of learning all the world will teach them at a very young age. What we want them to know five years from now needs to be part of our conversation with them today. Teach them in every circumstance; let every dilemma, every consequence, every trial that they may face provide an opportunity to teach them how to hold on to gospel truths.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, “Stay on the Path,” Ensign, Nov 2010, 9–10

“Take my hand.”

“For children all over the world, we say: “Take my hand. Hold on tight. We will stay on the path together back to our Heavenly Father.”

“Parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, Primary leaders—each of us can reach out to hold on to the children. We can stop, kneel down, and look into their eyes and feel of their innate desire to follow the Savior. Take hold of their hands. Walk with them. It is our chance to anchor them on the path of faith.

“No child needs to walk the path alone so long as we speak freely to our children of the plan of salvation. Understanding the plan will help them hold to the truths that they are children of God and He has a plan for them, that they lived with Him in the premortal existence, that they shouted for joy to come to this earth, and that through the Savior’s help, we all can return to our Heavenly Father’s presence. If they understand the plan and who they are, they will not fear.”

Rosemary M. Wixom, “Stay on the Path,” Ensign, Nov 2010, 9–10