News Release

Sister Wright Inspires Primary Children, Parents and Leaders to Live, Care, Unite and Invite

"When righteous men and women get together for the cause of Christ, there is no mountain we cannot move because of faith," Sister Amy Wright, 1st Counselor of the Primary General Presidency, emphasized in her message during a special devotional for parents, leaders, and primary children on Sunday, August 21 at the Lubao Stake Center (diocese).

Leaders and parents, together with their children, from Balanga and Lubao stakes, filled the sacrament and cultural halls as members from Olongapo, Iba, San Antonio, Sta. Cruz and Orion stakes joined virtually to hear inspiring messages from the Church leaders.

Sister Wright extended President Russell M. Nelson's message to the children, "Thank you. Salamat. We love you, precious children. We need you." She reached out to the parents and leaders by expressing the need "to be more loving, more kind, and more pure, just like the little children."

Sister Rosemarie Fernando, Area Organizer Adviser of the Church, also reflected in her message how humble, submissive, and teachable the children are as she shared an inspiration found in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

"Parents have a great role in our home and children. We should obey the commandments and prepare our children. We could teach them to return to our Heavenly Father – teach, nurture, care and love our children. They are an inheritance from the Lord. We should be thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ," she added. 

In her message, Sister Fernando also emphasized that God has a plan for us to be happy. She reiterated that the Primary organization's purpose is to represent the love of Heavenly Father in our homes through the children.

During her talk, Sister Wright played the tune of "I Am a Child of God" on the xylophone she had brought and asked the congregation to guess what song she had played. As the members identified the tune, she said, "Sometimes music is the way the Holy Ghost speaks to us. Words of comfort, words of peace, words to guide and direct, to warn of danger, don't do this, don't do that, and teach truth, such as you are a child of God." She also taught them how to say 'Holy Ghost' using the American Sign Language (ASL).

After her talk, the children participated and drew about how they felt about knowing their responsibilities: Living the gospel, caring for those in need, uniting, and inviting others. Several children came to the pulpit to show and share what they had drawn.

"You have an important role as you live, care, unite, and invite. You have an important role as we prepare for the Second Coming. He loves you, knows you, and trusts you. It is an opportunity and responsibility to be part of this great work. You are needed in this Kingdom of God," Sister Wright concluded her message with this invitation.

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