Patrick Kearon

Presidency of the Seventy (September 30, 2017 – Present)
First Quorum of the Seventy (April 3, 2010 – Present)

General Conference Addresses

  • April 2016 General Conference
    • Refuge from the Storm
      • “As members of the Church, as a people, we don’t have to look back far in our history to reflect on times when we were refugees, violently driven from homes and farms over and over again. Last weekend in speaking of refugees, Sister Linda Burton asked the women of the Church to consider, “What if their story were my story?” Their story is our story, not that many years ago.”
      • “Seasoned members of the Church who have given years of service and leadership attest to the fact that ministering to these people so immediately in need has provided the richest, most fulfilling experience in their service so far.”
      • “We have found refuge. Let us come out from our safe places and share with them, from our abundance, hope for a brighter future, faith in God and in our fellowman, and love that sees beyond cultural and ideological differences to the glorious truth that we are all children of our Heavenly Father.”
  • October 2010 General Conference
    • “Come unto Me with Full Purpose of Heart, and I Shall Heal You”
      • “As I address you valiant young men, your fathers, teachers, leaders, and friends, I pay tribute to all who are diligently striving to become what the Lord needs and wants you to be. But I testify from my own experience as a boy and as a man that disregarding what we know to be right, whether through laziness or rebelliousness, always brings undesirable and spiritually damaging consequences. No, the scorpion did not in the end threaten my life, but it caused extreme pain and distress to both me and my parents. When it comes to how we live the gospel, we must not respond with laziness or rebelliousness.”
      • “When they laid down their weapons of rebellion, they qualified themselves for the Lord’s healing and peace, and so can we.”

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