What does it mean to gather Israel? President Russell M. Nelson invites us to do four things to help us gather scattered Israel.
In President Russell M. Nelson’s talk “Sisters’ Participation in the Gathering of Israel,” he says, “Women shape the future.” Indeed, women are some of the strongest forces on earth, shaping the next generations and bringing wisdom and light to the world. President Nelson recognizes the influence that women have and asks that they use their righteous authority to help gather scattered Israel.
What can women do to help gather Israel? President Nelson explains with four invitations.
- Fast from Social Media
His first invitation is to put away social media for 10 days. In 2018, when this invitation was first extended, many people participated, and it improved their lives.
- Read the Book of Mormon in 365 Days
Another invitation is to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover in a year. President Nelson promises that if you “prayerfully study,…the heavens will open for you.”
- Seek, Know, and Feel More about Temples
President Nelson promises, “More regular time in the temple will allow the Lord to teach you how to draw upon His priesthood power with which you have been endowed in His temple.” He acknowledges the sacrifice of time that accompanies attending the temple more often, but he wants us to feel the blessings from being in the temple.
- Participate Actively in Relief Society
President Nelson asks that we study the Relief Society purpose statement to confirm its accuracy in today’s world. Participating in Relief Society and reading the purpose statement “may guide [us] in developing [our] own purpose statement for [our] own [lives].”
The work of gathering Israel is “crucial and urgent,” and it’s beneficial to our spiritual strength and relationship with our Heavenly Father.
Read President Russell M. Nelson’s talk “Sisters’ Participation in the Gathering of Israel” to learn more about how to gather Israel.
Source: General Conference
—Hailey Garcia, Latter-day Saint Insights
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Find more insights To learn more about the gathering of scattered Israel, read President Nelson’s talk from General Conference in 2006.
Take a look at this talk from President Nelson from 2015’s women’s session about how we need women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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