Walter F. Gonzalez

Presidency of the Seventy (October 6, 2007 – January 6, 2013)

First Quorum of the Seventy (March 31, 2001 – present)

General Conference Addresses

  • October 2012 General Conference
    • Learning with Our Hearts
      • “It is also important to take time to be still and feel and follow the celestial promptings.”
      • “That very day, on my knees, I felt and knew of a surety the things that I could not have learned in any other way. Such a memory is reason for everlasting gratitude and strengthens me in hard times.”
  • April 2011 General Conference
    • Followers of Christ
      • “First, followers of Christ are loving people. Second, followers of Christ make and keep covenants.”
      • “Making covenants is something that millions who are not members of our church can add to the very good things that they already have. Making covenants is an expression of love.”
  • October 2009 General Conference
    • Becoming More Powerful Priesthood Holders
      • “Just as in the days of old, we can be more powerful priesthood holders by using the Book of Mormon.”
      • “These promises bring us joy now and in our future. Once I received a testimony of the Book of Mormon, the natural feeling that followed was a desire to apply the teachings of the book by making covenants. I made covenants by being baptized and confirmed a member of the Church. These covenants, made through priesthood ordinances, along with knowledge gained from the Book of Mormon changed my life.”
      • “Feasting upon the words of Christ is a unique experience. When we read and look for principles and doctrines that will help us in our daily lives, we will have a renewed enthusiasm.”
  • October 2007 General Conference
    • Today Is the Time
      • “What these great leaders did was allow the Spirit to write gospel principles in their souls. This writing doesn’t happen overnight. Profoundly exposing our souls to the principles of righteousness will make a difference in our preparation for spiritual quakes. This exposure can be enhanced by pondering and by cutting off bad influences.”
      • “Enhancing our exposure to doctrine and its principles will make us priesthood holders with deep-rooted gospel values. We will be better prepared to face the tremors that will come without warning, when least expected.”
  • October 2001 General Conference
    • Writing Gospel Principles in Our Hearts
      • “Missionaries initiated the task of learning doctrine and gospel principles; however, maintaining the gospel in our hearts is an ongoing task which requires time. Knowledge alone is not enough. We must take time to apply the principles in our lives.”
      • “Each of us can evaluate ourselves, determine which things are preventing us from taking time to live a gospel principle, then repent and make the necessary adjustments so that we can have time to apply that gospel principle in our lives.”

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