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President Gordon B. Hinckley

President of the church

"Now as we conclude I wish to remind you of another matter. I would hope that we might go to the house of the Lord more frequently. As I said at the opening session of the conference, I have done all that I know how to do to bring temples closer to our people. There are still many who have to travel long distances, and I hope they will continue to make the effort until such time as a temple is justified in their midst."

"Most of our temples could be much busier than they are. In this noisy, bustling, competitive world, what a privilege it is to have a sacred house where we may experience the sanctifying influence of the Spirit of the Lord. The element of selfishness crowds in upon us constantly. We need to overcome it, and there is no better way than to go to the house of the Lord and there serve in a vicarious relationship in behalf of those who are beyond the veil of death.

"In most cases, we do not know those for whom we work. We expect no thanks. We have no assurance that they will accept that which we offer. But we go and in that process we attain to a state that comes of no other effort. We literally become saviors on Mount Zion."

When we engage in proxy work in the temple, we become as saviors to those on the other side who have no means of advancing unless something is done in their behalf by those on Earth.

Monday is family home evening, where families can talk of the things that they have heard in this conference.