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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elder Richard G. Scott released from hospital; Elder L. Tom Perry's cancer treatment continues

Hello, friends! Posting here with a vital update on the health of the two brethren I mentioned in my last post. The Church announced that Elder Richard G. Scott has been released from the hospital after being observed since Thursday evening for gastrointestinal bleeding. He will continue to recuperate at home. In the meantime, Elder L. Tom Perry is continuing with his cancer treatment and receiving general authority visitors and conducting his Church business at home.

I am grateful that these brethren continue to recover. The thought of losing either of them was enough to make my heart ache. I have been keeping them in my prayers, as have many of you, I'm sure. I still couldn't say how long any of the 15 apostles may be with us, but one thing I am sure of. True to the words of scripture, they all have been "sanctified by the spirit unto the renewing of their bodies." And it will continue to be so until the Lord sees fit to call them home. Whether that be in the near or distant future, let us give heed to their words while we have them and their wisdom upon which to draw. Let us never forget that they have been "called of God by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof." Their words are truly "scripture, . . .the will of the Lord, . . .the mind of the Lord,. . .the word of the Lord, . . .the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.” Truly, "whether it is by [His] own voice, or by the voice of [His] servants, it is the same."

I pray that we will always remember these truths, and I leave this with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.