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By Rosemary Pollock

President Clarke Lauds 'Heroes in our Midst'

LAIE, HAWAII -- During a recent address to the Brigham Young University Hawaii student body, J. Richard Clarke, President of the Laie Hawaii Temple took the opportunity to offer prayers and words of hope from all those affected by last week's tragedy in New York City and Washing, D.C. Posing the question of whether students "fear the dignity of difference" and "are proud of being a peculiar people," President Clarke counseled students to remain true to their testimonies.

Introducing a formula for character and integrity that equals leadership, President Clarke claimed that each of us have heroes who have been leaders in our lives. "Men and women of faith and fidelity who are repulsed by unrighteousness that we submit into our private-hall of fame," President Clarke said. "These leaders do not have to be prominent or well recognized, but are often someone who has given courge, or influenced lives through a small act of service."

"There is also greatness in potential, which sometimes goes unrecognized in those around us," President Clarke said. He counseled students to remain true to their testimonies, especially as they leave a gospel centered campus and return to homes where members of the Church may be in the minority. He stressed the need for the courage to stand alone, and that by their examples others will be attracted to them.

"Exalt the heroes in our midst. Seek to find in who true greatness lies. All that is good depends on quiet greatness and unsung heroes such as you," President Clarke concluded.


'Heroes in our Midst'
BYU-Hawaii Ke Alaka'i 19Sep01 D3
By Rachel Cone -- Staff writer
President J. Richard Clarke spoke of heroes among us at devotional.


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