Elder Wakolo

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Elder Wakolo

Post by SamBee » 02 Apr 2018, 07:40

I saw Elder Wakalo speaking at GC, and enjoyed his talk. Not only is it welcome to see a South Sea islander on the stand - given their long connection with our church - I felt his speaking style owed a lot more to DFU (no planes) than to certain less interesting speakers! I'm not saying he's an Uchtdorf clone but it's good to see DFU has had some positive influence on these presentations.

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Post by Curt Sunshine » 02 Apr 2018, 17:12

I believe Elder Uchtdorf has had a bigger, broader influence than most people realize, especially on upcoming leaders.
I see through my glass, darkly - as I play my saxophone in harmony with the other instruments in God's orchestra. (h/t Elder Joseph Wirthlin)

Even if people view many things differently, the core Gospel principles (LOVE; belief in the unseen but hoped; self-reflective change; symbolic cleansing; striving to recognize the will of the divine; never giving up) are universal.

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Re: Elder Wakolo

Post by mom3 » 02 Apr 2018, 20:57

I too have heard Elder Wakolo and I think your assessment is right.
"I stayed because it was God and Jesus Christ that I wanted to follow and be like, not individual human beings." Chieko Okazaki Dialogue interview

"I am coming to envision a new persona for the Church as humble followers of Jesus Christ....Joseph and his early followers came forth with lots of triumphalist rhetoric, but I think we need a new voice, one of humility, friendship and service. We should teach people to believe in God because it will soften their hearts and make them more willing to serve." - Richard Bushman

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