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President Hinckley Speaks on the Importance of Faith

Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke in the Sunday morning session of the 176th Semiannual General Conference.

President Hinckley began his talk by commenting on his health. Earlier this year he had a cancerous growth removed from his large intestine.

“The question was whether I should undergo further treatment,” he said in his address. “I chose to do so. My doctors have called the results miraculous. … I feel well, my health is reasonably good.”

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the first handcart pioneers arrival in the Salt Lake Valley. Regarding the trials those pioneers faced, President Hinckley said, “Their faith is our inheritance. Their faith is a reminder to us of the price they paid for the comforts we enjoy today.”

In closing he said, “In the on-working of this great cause increased faith is what we most need. Without it the work would stagnate. With it, no one can stop its progress.”

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