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You can do Difficult Things

I want to assure you that you can do hard things.

Elder John B. Dickson, a marvelous Seventy, now emeritus, who served with distinction all over the world, demonstrated this in a fun and unusual way. Elder Dickson was called to serve as an LDS missionary in Mexico in 1962. Before he departed, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right arm. He was not expected to live more than a month. However, 10 months later he left to serve his assigned mission, having had his arm amputated.

I will never forget how he taught missionaries at the MTC that they could do hard things. He invited four missionaries to come up to the stand and compete with him in a tie-tying contest. Dickson defeated all four of the missionaries using his teeth, his shoulders, and his chest in a marvelous way. 

Please know that you can overcome adversity and do hard things.

Quentin L Cook, Facebook post, https://www.facebook.com/lds.quentin.l.cook/videos/1096777037026704/

Here's the link https://www.facebook.com/lds.quentin.l.cook/videos/1096777037026704/   which shows Elder Dickson tying a necktie despite physical challenges.

I want to assure you that you can do hard things.Elder John B. Dickson, a marvelous Seventy, now emeritus, who served with distinction all over the world, demonstrated this in a fun and unusual way. Elder Dickson was called to serve as an LDS missionary in Mexico in 1962. Before he departed, he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right arm. He was not expected to live more than a month. However, 10 months later he left to serve his assigned mission, having had his arm amputated.I will never forget how he taught missionaries at the MTC that they could do hard things. He invited four missionaries to come up to the stand and compete with him in a tie-tying contest. Dickson defeated all four of the missionaries using his teeth, his shoulders, and his chest in a marvelous way. Please know that you can overcome adversity and do hard things.

Posted by Quentin L Cook on Thursday, September 22, 2016
Post Date: November 9, 2018
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Jenny Smith is a designer who started blogging in 2004 to share lesson and activity ideas with members of her home branch Mississippi. Her collection has grown, and she now single-handedly manages the world's largest collection of free lesson help for LDS teachers with faceted search. Her library includes teaching techniques, object lessons, mini lessons, handouts, visual aids, and doctrinal mastery games categorized by scripture reference and gospel topic. Jenny loves tomatoes, Star Trek, and her family -- not necessarily in that order.
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