The Blessings of the Lamanites

Daniel H. Ludlow

When read in context, these verses concerning the eventual blessings of the Lamanites quite clearly refer to the last days. Concerning the future destiny of the Lamanites as they come into the Church, President Spencer W. Kimball has written:

The Lamanites must rise in majesty and power. We must took forward to the day when they will be "white and delightsome," [2 Nephi 30:6], sharing the freedoms and blessings which we enjoy; when they shall have economic security, culture, refinement, and education; when they shall be operating farms and businesses and industries and shall be occupied in the professions and in teaching; when they shall be organized into wards and stakes of Zion, furnishing much of their own leadership; when they shall build and occupy and fill the temples, and serve in them as the natives are now serving in the Hawaiian Temple where I found last year the entire service conducted by them and done perfectly. And in the day when their prophet shall come, one shall rise . . . mighty among them . . . being an instrument in the hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty wonders. . . . (2 Nephi 3:24.)

Brothers and sisters, the fluorescence of the Lamanites is in our hands. (Conference Report, October 1947, p. 22.)

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