President Russell M. Nelson and his wife share a message of their preparedness towards the Sacrament

President Nelson and his wife have shared an important message on how members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can prepare to partake of the sacrament at home during this difficult time of the world.

He shared their message on his Facebook page with pictures of him helping in the house. This picture will help members understand that despite he is a prophet of God, he also a husband who does help in the house.

In his post he wrote;

The other day a family friend asked my wife, Wendy, what it has been like to have the sacrament in our home. Wendy wrote the following in response:

“Knowing that our dining table will become the sacrament table on Sunday, both of us take special care on Saturday to make sure our home is clean and tidy. My husband finds such JOY as he folds the laundry and vacuums. And I am happy to find joy in his joy!

“The highlight for me is hearing my husband bless the sacrament. I can feel how much he loves the Lord and how grateful he is for the Savior’s Atonement by how tenderly he pronounces each word. I can feel how sincere he is about the privilege he and I have—in that sacred moment right in our home—to renew our baptismal covenants and to make a new covenant with God about how we will live the next week. I am moved to tears every time.”

Wendy and I have loved these special times together, but we have also missed partaking of the sacrament with the Saints. Just days ago, the First Presidency announced plans to authorize the resumption of our Sabbath meetings in a careful, phased manner. Sacrament meetings will slowly begin to be held, based on local restrictions.

Some nations have escaped the pandemic so far. Others are experiencing a continuing increase. For them, a home-based Sabbath will be needed much longer. And I am especially concerned for those who desire to partake of the sacrament but do not have a worthy priesthood bearer in their home. They should let their bishop know that they would like to have his delegated representatives come to their home to administer the sacrament. If they wish to provide their own bread and water, based on their specific needs, they may do so.

Partaking of the sacrament is a sacred and sanctifying privilege. Doing so makes it possible for us to draw more fully upon the Lord’s power. We wish for all who desire to partake of the sacrament to have that opportunity.

I love you, my dear brothers and sisters, and I assure you that the Lord is watching over each of you.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear President Russel M. Nelson,
    It truly is a blessing to have the Sacrament passed to those without the priesthood. I am such a person. I lost my beautiful younger daughter to an awful addiction this last month and I so appreciated the brethren showing up at my door to serve, myself and my little granddaughter, the Holy Sacrament. It’s such a blessing to have the Holy Priesthood in our midst even though the world is falling apart around us. I love my Saviour and HIS great Atonement which gives me courage, strength, hope and joy that He is here, caring for each and everyone who choses follow Him and be His disciple. Thank you, my dear Prophet, President Nelson, for the gift bestowed upon you and the exemplar you are for your love and devotion to the Saviour of the World and His children.
    Love,
    Sister Colette Doucet,
    Calgary, Alberta, CA

    • I got to take the sacrament for the first time since March this past Sunday. It may so very much to me. I am the only member in my home. My family does not believe in God. Not are they in for a surprise!! I love my Heavenly Father, I stand in awe of the love our Saviour has for us. I know the Holy Spirit is with me to lead me and guide me if I invite him and if I do not. I love this gospel and going to the temple and just helping others. Thank you for all who serve the Lord.

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