Stanley G. Ellis

First Quorum of the Seventy (March 31, 2012 – September 30, 2017)

Second Quorum of the Seventy (April 1, 2006 – March 31, 2012)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 2017 General Conference
    • Do We Trust Him? Hard Is Good
      • “After these years of General Authority service in many parts of the world, I declare with even more certainty: He trusts us. Now the question for this conference is “Do we trust Him?””
      • “Looking back, I learned some of the best lessons during the hardest times—whether as a youth, on a mission, starting a new career, striving to magnify my callings, raising a large family, or struggling to be self-reliant. It seems clear that hard is good!”
      • “The Holy Ghost must be long-suffering to prompt, warn, and guide us, only to sometimes be ignored, misinterpreted, or forgotten.”
      • “We see that hard is the constant! We all have challenges. The variable is our reaction to the hard.”
  • April 2013 General Conference
    •  The Lord’s Way
      • “The Seventy are called to be messengers—to share the word of the Lord as we receive it from the apostles and prophets and from the Spirit and to be especial witnesses of the name of Christ in preaching the gospel in all the world, in building up the Church and regulating its affairs.”
      • “Joseph Smith was taught from his youth the ways of the Lord. When asked how he led the Church, he explained that he taught correct principles and the members governed themselves. Brothers and sisters, our living apostles and prophets are still teaching correct principles. The question is “Are we using these principles to govern ourselves?”
  • October 2006 General Conference
    • He Trusts Us!
      • “Brethren, think of what the Lord has given us—His power and authority! The power and authority to act for Him in all things pertaining to His work!”
      • “With this priesthood power and, when necessary, the authorization of those with appropriate keys, we can perform the ordinances of salvation in His name: baptize for the remission of sins, confirm and confer the Holy Ghost, confer the priesthood and ordain others to priesthood offices, and perform temple ordinances. In His name we can administer His Church. In His name we can bless, home teach, and even heal the sick.”
      • “What a trust the Lord has placed in us! Think of it, brethren. He trusts us!”
      • “The Lord blesses His children through our priesthood service. To help us be successful in faithfully rendering priesthood service, He gives us directions and warnings. He has done that in the scriptures and continues to guide us through our leaders and through the promptings of the Holy Ghost.”
      • “One reason we must maintain our worthiness is that we never know when we will be called upon to use the priesthood.”
      • “How can we as priesthood holders have a form of godliness but deny the power thereof? Could it be that we hold the priesthood but do not exercise it? visit our families rather than home teach them? pray for someone in an ordinance or ordination instead of blessing them? do the Lord’s work the best way we know how without first pleading to know and do His will in His way?”

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