On September 8, 1940, in Logan, Utah, Quentin LaMar Cook was born to Bernice Kimball and J. Vernon Cook. Throughout his life, he has served The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints faithfully. He served as a full-time missionary in the British Mission and later held the calling of bishop and stake president in the San Francisco California Stake. On October 6, 2007, he was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Elder Cook’s uplifting tone always brings the spirit to General Conference. His messages frequently focus on the sacred temples and their role in eternal families. We are sharing five of these inspiring messages with you in honor of his birthday!
Prepare to Meet God
“As we look at the primary purposes of the Church, they are all based on equality before the Lordand following the culture of the gospel of Jesus Christ. With respect to missionary work, the principal qualifications for baptism are humbling oneself before God and coming forth with a broken heart and contrite spirit. Education, wealth, race, or national origin are not even considered.”
Shipshape and Bristol Fashion: Be Temple Worthy—in Good Times and Bad Times
“While the fluctuation of the tide in the Bristol Channel is somewhat predictable and can be prepared for, the storms and temptations of this life are often unpredictable. But this we know: they will come! In order to overcome the challenges and temptations that each of us inevitably faces, it will require righteous preparation and the use of divinely provided protections. We must determine to be temple worthy regardless of what befalls us. If we are prepared, we shall not fear.”
The Songs They Could Not Sing
“Righteousness, prayer, and faithfulness will not always result in happy endings in mortality. Many will experience severe trials. When this happens, the very act of having faith and seeking priesthood blessings is approved by God.”
LDS Women Are Incredible!
“Our doctrine is clear: Women are daughters of our Heavenly Father, who loves them. Wives are equal to their husbands. Marriage requires a full partnership where wives and husbands work side by side to meet the needs of the family.”
We Follow Jesus Christ
“I bear my apostolic witness that Jesus Christ lives and is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He has provided the pathway to true happiness.”
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.