One Life at a Time

Some will stand on the floor of General Conference and say that the church is in bad shape and is doomed. While I believe we must be the architects of a new church and improve on the things that are challenging us, today I had the privilege of telling my church how good it is through the wonderful things God has empowered us to do.

–Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton
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