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Devotional with Elder Renlund Lifts Hearts and Inspires Covenant Path

Around 400 hearts were touched as members of the Bacoor, San Gabriel, and Las Piñas stakes gathered to hear the profound words of Elder Dale G. Renlund, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

With a powerful and uplifting message, Elder Renlund reminded the audience of their ability to make a difference in someone's life through the covenant path. He emphasized, "We don't have to do everything but we can do something to help somebody through the covenant path. Let us love them, share the gospel of Jesus Christ with them, and invite them to make sacred covenants."

These inspiring words resonated deeply, setting the tone for a memorable devotional filled with faith, love, and a renewed commitment to ministering to others.

The devotional was graced by the presence of Elder Yoon Hwan Choi of the Philippines Area Presidency and his wife, Sister Bon Kyong Koo Choi, as well as President and Sister Rellora of the Bacoor Philippines Stake, President and Sister Vicente of the Las Piñas Philippines Stake, and Elder and Sister Insong of the Seventy.

The devotional elicited personal reflections from the attendees, and the following individuals shared their profound experiences:

"I felt pure joy during the devotional, knowing that Elder Renlund made an effort to come here and share his thoughts. It was a reminder of how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and provide what we need to progress." - Miguel Nieves, Muntinlupa Second Ward, Las Piñas Stake, YSA

"The devotional confirmed to me that I am a daughter of God. It reminded me to love myself, live the gospel, and perceive challenges as blessings. I realized that Heavenly Father can make us capable in any difficulty." - Mhel Rose Gaso, Lawaan Ward, Talisay Stake, RS

"I am grateful for the opportunity to strengthen my faith through the messages of Elder Renlund. His words resonated with me, reminding me of my personal experiences and confirming that Prophet Nelson is a true witness of Jesus Christ." - Jeshurun Ephraim Alban, Springville Ward, Las Pinas Stake, EQ

"Elder Renlund's messages reminded me to focus on who I am before getting caught up in my responsibilities. Heavenly Father will provide the help we need to fulfill our purpose on earth." - Gale Villagomesa, Springville, Las Piñas Stake, YSA

"I feel more accountable and responsible after the devotional. Elder Renlund's invitation to come closer to Christ and accept our callings resonated with me. I leave with renewed energy and a desire to show love to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ." - Sarah Mariella Flores, Bacoor 1st Ward, Bacoor Stake, YSA

"The talks were helpful as I prepare for my mission. They served as reminders to choose obedience and develop a willingness to follow the Savior. By following the counsel of our prophets and apostles, we will be blessed." - Ruzztin Pinlac, Bacoor 2nd Ward, Bacoor Stake, YSA

"I was amazed by the personalized nature of the talks. They increased my desire to live righteously and become a witness of Jesus Christ. Elder Renlund's reminder that God can make the willing able resonated with me." - Melody Ramirez, San Pedro 2nd Ward, Las Piñas Stake, RS

"As a newly-called Elders Quorum President, I found direction and answers during the devotional. The importance of ministering and visiting each member's home became clear to me. I know that God knows and loves me." - Dax Manalastas, Newly Called Elder’s Quorum President, Molino 2nd Ward Bacoor Stake

"I loved Elder Renlund's message about following Jesus Christ's example and ministering to others. It was a comforting reminder that Heavenly Father knows me." - Jeffrey Marco Bautista, SRS Specialist, Bulihan Ward, San Gabriel Stake

The visit of Elder Dale G. Renlund and Sister Ruth Renlund to the Philippines left a lasting impact on the members of the Bacoor, San Gabriel, and Las Piñas stakes. The messages shared during the devotional served as a reminder of their divine identity, the importance of ministering to others, and the love that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for each individual.

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