Thousands of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tuned in last 03 January for the 2021 Area Plan which was presented by the Philippines Area Presidency. The Area Plan’s priorities to obey, covenant, and establish have been retained.
The new design of the Area Plan has kept the image of the Lord Jesus Christ in the center, with President Nelson’s words, “Let God Prevail,” written in the header. This admonition has been incorporated in the vision statement.
The vision statement reads, “We will let God prevail in our lives by exercising faith in our Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ and His Atonement, and by obeying the commandments, making and keeping sacred covenants, and establishing God’s Kingdom on the earth.”
Elder Bangerter said that the Area Plan is an instrument that will help inspire members to come unto Christ.
The broadcast, which was presided by Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, was made available to members in meetinghouses and their respective homes via Youtube.
Brother Eduardo and Sister Leonida Mata of Cabuyao Stake expressed their gratitude for the messages they heard from the Area Presidency.
«It’s nice to know that our Church is very much concerned about the children and youth. Knowing that they are the future leaders of the Church, it is important to guide and teach them about how the gospel can help them as they grow.
Hearing about Elder Choi’s response to a question recalled a significant part of their children’s life.
«When I heard about the importance of obeying the commandments, making covenants, and establishing Zion, I remember the time when both of my sons who just returned from a full-time mission asked our permission for them to go find their eternal companions. At first, I was a bit worried but the fact that we have taught them about faith and self-reliance gave me the confidence to grant our blessing. Now, my eldest son has 8 children and a small business that was able to sustain the needs of his family as well as help his brothers in the church to earn a living», Sister Mata added.
«We have been reminded that although there are hardships in life, heaven’s blessings and peace will come because of our faith in Christ and His plan», Brother Mata concluded.
Below are some of the comments from members regarding the Philippines Area Plan 2021:
“We give thanks to the Philippines Area Presidency for crafting and
the readjusting the priorities and goals of the Area Plan which is
aligned to the admonition of President Nelson, “Let God Prevail!”
The theme of the Area Plan is very timely amidst this pandemic we are
facing as we yield and take heed willingly to the most important
influence of our life, even the Savior, Jesus Christ.”
– Aniceto Perfecto Zabala II, Sarrat Branch
“The Area Plan is an inspired plan designed to assist Heavenly
Father bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. It
focuses on the simple truths and principles of the gospel of Jesus
Christ combined with the different inspired programs of the Church. If
followed, it could bring happiness in this life and could lead us back
to His presence together with our families.
It points us to look to the Savior who is the center of the Great Plan of Salvation and
encourages us to follow His example, and let Him prevail in our lives.
Through obedience to His commandments, making and keeping sacred
covenants we can establish the Church in the Philippines.”
– Christian Robenny Acidera, Bacarra Ward
When Elder Wakolo stated the two questions left to us by our Prophet President Russel M. Nelson, «Are you willing to let God prevail in your life? Are you willing to let God be the most important influence in your life?» It occurred to me that maybe he mentioned this to remind us that if we are «WILLING», everyone in the Philippines Area Plan like Obey, Covenant & Establish we can do it sensibly. We will not hesitate to do so.We can do this wholeheartedly as long as «We will let God prevail in our lives by exercising faith in our Heavenly Father and in His Son Jesus Christ …»
– Hannah Nadera, Lucena 3rd Ward
Posters of the new Area Plan will be sent to stake and district presidents to display in meetinghouses.
The broadcast may be viewed at the following links: Facebook, YouTube, and Church Country Page.
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