Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Why was Elder Uchtdorf removed from the First Presidency after Elder Nelson became president?

I pray that we will focus on “the simplicity that is in Christ” and allow His grace to lift and carry us. -Uchtdorf



Sometimes we take the beautiful lily of God’s truth and gild it with layer upon layer of MAN-MADE good IDEAS, PROGRAMS, and expectations.

Each one, by itself, might be helpful and appropriate for a certain time and circumstance, but when they are laid on top of each other, they can create a MOUNTAIN OF SEDIMENT THAT BECOMES SO THICK AND HEAVY THAT WE RISK LOSING SIGHT OF THAT PRECIOUS FLOWER we once loved so dearly.

Therefore, as leaders we must strictly protect the…GOSPEL in its purity and PLAINNESS and avoid putting UNNECESSARY BURDENS ON OUR MEMBERS. And all of us…we need to make a conscientious effort to DEVOTE OUR ENERGY and time TO THE THINGS THAT TRULY MATTER (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “It Works Wonderfully,” General Conference, Saturday Morning, Oct. 2015, 7:45)