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#1 russell7


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:47 PM

Hello everyone, I don't know if this is the appropriate place for this thread but I really need some help identifying a quote. And unfortunately, I don't even have the entire quote, just bits and pieces of it... It has to do with preaching the gospel and I thought it was by Pres. Kimball but I could be wrong. It basically talked about having a great desire to do missionary work and "going door to door" until "I could no longer walk", and then crawling, and finally shouting in the street "when I can no longer crawl". Something like that. I know it's a longshot but I've searched on Google for days and I cannot find anything, probably because I cannot remember enough of the exact verbiage. I really hope this triggers someone's memory… Thanks so much!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 01:53 PM

LDS Talks: Gratitude for Jesus Christ

There is nothing greater than to bring souls unto salvation. Spencer W Kimball has one the greatest view points on missionary work, he said,

“If only you could see the vision as I have, I wish I had your bodies to do the mission work, I would run to every house to teach the gospel and when I could no longer run then I would walk, and when I could no longer walk, I would crawl on my knees, and after my knees were so bloody that I could not use them, I would use my arms to drag myself, and once every muscle in my body was gone I would begin to yell! Oh that you could see the vision that I have."

How powerful is that. And for what purpose? To bring the knowledge of the Savior, into as many lives as would believe.

BTW, my search parameters were: "LDS+longer+walk+crawl" and I was able to find it.

Edited by skippy740, 16 March 2013 - 01:56 PM.

"But make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters; in the months and years ahead, events will require of each member that he or she decide whether or not he or she will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions (see 1 Kings 18:21). President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had "never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional, or political life" (CR, April 1941, p. 123). This is a hard doctrine, but it is a particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ." - Neal A. Maxwell, October 10th, 1978.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:00 PM

You sir, are amazing.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:19 PM

Darn, now I can't find the source! After just a quick moment of browsing, it appears other people are having the same problem. Wherever I see it now, it's attributed to Pres. Kimball by name alone with no mention of when and where the statement was made. I hope it's not one of those urban legends… In any case, it was driving me crazy not being able to think of the whole thing! My thanks to you for such a speedy response.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

I just sent a short email to Brother Conover asking him for the source of the quote he used in his talk. If I l receive a response I'll let you know what it is.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:40 PM

Did anyone receive a response from Craig Conover?

I read in other sources, that this quote is unofficial, maybe even fraudulent?

Board Question #53314 | The 100 Hour Board

There was a missionary on my mission in 2005 that shared this quote at the pulpit. I've wondered about it's source ever since.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:04 PM

Talk about self abuse..............
“It was when I was happiest that I longed most...The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing...to find the place where all the beauty came from.”
― C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 04:59 PM

I am not sure if I believe President Kimball said those words (but I can be wrong). There are so many quotes going around the internet without source that one has to be careful. This one is quite popular though due to the dramatic speech.

People say you can't live without love. But I think oxygen is more important.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 05:03 PM

Thanks Suzie. I've definitely revized my feelings towards these words since I've taken the opportunity to researched and study about the source of it. If it's not on LDS.org and it's sourced from being from an Apostle or Prophet, I will likely be ignoring it.

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