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Sacrament Talk: The Plan of Happiness

This is a talk I gave in church today about the Plan of Happiness. I was asked to frame it in the context of missionary work because a departing missionary was speaking in the same meeting. He covered the more mechanical aspects of the Plan, and focused his talk on eternal happiness. Mine was focused on happiness in this life, but with an eye to the eternal as well. 

Of course, the exact delivery was a slightly different from this, and I'd like to add a disclaimer that I know there are holes here, but I only had one day to prepare as I was covering for someone else, and I had a 15 minute time limit. So it's not perfect, but I'm at peace with it. Here goes.

During his long and taxing journey through the wilderness to a land of promised blessings for his family, the prophet Lehi famously dreamed of a tree “whose fruit was desirable to make one happy” (1 Ne. 8:10).

“And as I partook of the fruit thereof,” he said, “it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I beg…

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