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Elder and Sister Yamashita Speak at Brigham Young University ─ Hawaii Devotional

Couple encourages students to answer three questions in understanding their divine potential

On 24 March Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita and his wife, Sister Tazuko Yamashita, spoke via technology during BYU-Hawaii's weekly devotional for students and faculty.


During their combined address, Elder and Sister Yamashita asked students to consider three questions when understanding their divine potential:

1. "Do you remember what you were doing before you were born?"

2. "Returned missionaries, do you remember what souvenirs you brought home?" and

3. "Are you ready to be a missionary?


These questions left students pondering ways that they can share the gospel with those around them.

“You are now ready to be good missionaries,” shared Elder Yamashita. “You have a good desire and willingness to serve the Lord. Many friends are waiting for you to find them.”

He also expressed the need for students to continue living gospel principles.

“My dear brothers and sisters continue to exercise your faith in Jesus Christ. Continue to repent. Continue to love each other. Continue to help each other. Continue to do ministering. Continue to read the Book of Mormon. Continue to go to the temple. Continue to hold Family Home Evening. Continue to pray. Continue to come to sacrament meetings and worship the Lord on Sunday. Continue to open your mouth and invite them to come unto Christ. Continue to testify of Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice.”

Elder Yamashita has been a General Authority Seventy for 10 years. He currently serves in the Pacific Area Presidency with Elder Ian S. Ardern and Elder K. Brett Nattress.

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