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38,316. I came to know for myself the truth of this work and of the Savior’s divinity while serving as a full-time missionary in England 50 years ago. I know it more surely today, through experiences too numerous and too sacred to discuss. M Russell Ballard, article Ensign April 2001 'Special Witnesses of Christ'
36,915. We are not marketing a product. We are not selling anything. We are not trying to impress anyone with our growth numbers. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard
36,927. We walk in a world that’s filled with darkness and, to be frank, is reeling to and fro with the influence of the evil one. But because of Smith’s revelations and instruction, church members do not need to fall victim to that darkness. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard, Deseret News 5th November 2005
38,148. BALLARD: We believe that the Garden of Eden was on this continent.
TUCHMAN: So that the Garden of Eden wasn’t in the Holy Land?
BALLARD: No, not in our doctrine. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard & Garden of Eden) CNN 19th October 2007
38,411. Perhaps being the father of our five daughters and now the grandfather of twenty-two granddaughters makes me an expert on the subject of women. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard
38,412. Of this you may be certain: The Lord especially loves righteous women. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard
94,430. You beautiful girls: Don’t wander around looking like men. Put on a little lipstick now and then and look a little charming. It’s that simple. I don’t know why we make this whole process so hard. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard
36,953. Today we are fighting a battle that in many ways is more perilous, more fraught with danger, than the battle between the Nephites and the Lamanites. Our enemy is cunning and resourceful. We fight against Lucifer, the father of all lies, the enemy of all that is good and right and holy.
What we need now is the greatest generation of missionaries in the history of the church ... The bar that is the standard for missionary service is being raised. The day of the ‘repent and go’ missionary is over. (Mormons & Mormons: Ballard) M Russell Ballard, general conference address October 2002