Elder Juan A. Uceda, Normal Authority Seventy, spoke throughout the Saturday night session of April 2023 basic convention. He spoke of turning into undershepherds to the Lord Jesus Christ by ministering to the one. Following is a abstract of what he mentioned.
Elder Uceda’s speak abstract
The Lord Jesus Christ mentioned in John 10:11, “I’m the nice shepherd: the nice shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” In August 1994, then-Elder Russell M. Nelson mentioned: “We’re His true undershepherds. Our privilege is to bear His love and so as to add our personal like to pals and neighbors.”
The function of an undershepherd of Christ is to minister to the one, as He did.
As an example, Luke 15 introduces three tales: The parable of the misplaced sheep, the parable of the misplaced coin and the parable of the prodigal son. However Luke refers to those parables within the singular, not the plural.
“It seems that the Lord is instructing one distinctive lesson with three tales, tales that current completely different numbers: 100 sheep, 10 cash and two sons. The important thing quantity in every of those tales, nonetheless, is the primary.”
Though one may be an undershepherd for a lot of, “you at all times, at all times minister to them, take care of them and love them one after the other, individually.”
Latter-day Saints can minister to the one by way of the Good Shepherd’s help: “I testify that with our Savior’s assist, we will love His treasured sheep and minister to them as He would.”
You at all times, at all times minister to them, take care of them and love them one after the other, individually.
Can we really feel the urgency within the coronary heart of the person who misplaced just one sheep?
I testify that with our Savior’s assist, we will love His treasured sheep and minister to them as He would.
Who’s Elder Uceda?
- Elder Juan A. Uceda was sustained as a Normal Authority Seventy on April 3, 2010. He has served in a number of callings in Latin America, resembling president of each the South America Northwest and Central America areas and at present within the Brazil Space presidency.
- Born in Lima, Peru, Elder Uceda studied enterprise administration and later graduated with a bachelor’s diploma in public relations. He labored as a Church Academic System space director in Peru and Bolivia, and he owned a college in New Jersey.
- Elder Uceda met his spouse the primary time he attended a brand new ward as a not too long ago baptized convert. After they each served missions, they reunited, deepened their relationship and obtained married. They’re mother and father of 5 kids.
What has Elder Uceda executed not too long ago?
Learn extra of Elder Uceda’s basic convention addresses.