Happy Birthday Elder Gerrit W. Gong | 23 December 2019

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If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. —John 15:10-11

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Understanding the Savior’s freely given atoning love can free us from self-imposed, incorrect, and unrealistic expectations of what perfection is. Such understanding allows us to let go of fears that we are imperfect–fears that we make mistakes, fears that we are not good enough, fears that we are a failure compared to others, fears that we are not doing enough to merit His love. Gerrit W. Gong

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This Day in LDS History

1805: Joseph Smith is born in Sharon, Vermont.
1952: Elder Gerrit W. Gong is born in Redwood City, California.
1991: The Congo grants the Church formal recognition.

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