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But you won't find this one in General Conference, or the Ensign.
The President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took to the Internet on Friday to pen a thoughtful piece on his five years as president of the church. During that time, missionary work has exploded -- including the announcement of a lower age for service; temple work has expanded, including 31 new temples announced, 16 dedicated and five more rededicated, with another dedication planned in Tegucigalpa, Honduras in March; and thousands of church members strive weekly to seek after "the one" who may be lost, wandering or trying to return to full church activity.
It's been 50 years since Pres. Monson was called to serve as an Apostle, as well, and like any 85 year old, age is a natural part of progression. That's why his words on the subject were incredibly beneficial to any who wonder at his strength or mobility at such an advanced age:
Despite any health challenges that may come to us, despite any weakness in body or mind, we serve to the best of our ability. I assure you that the Church is in good hands. The system set up for the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve assures that it will always be in good hands and that, come what may, there is no need to worry or to fear. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, whom we follow, whom we worship, and whom we serve, is ever at the helm.Much work has been done, but there is even more work to do. The church needs each of its members to accomplish a great work in their sphere of influence. Friday was a great time to remind us — and thanks to the Internet, he did.