In 1964, the World’s Fair was hosted in New York. At the Mormon Pavilion at the fair, the film Man’s Search for Happiness, portrayed the plan of salvation.

The narrator posed the universal questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where do I go when I leave this life? Ears strained to hear the answers.

A description of our premortal life was given, along with an explanation of our purpose on earth. It included a touching depiction of the passing from this life of an elderly grandfather and of his glorious reunion with loved ones who had preceded him to the spirit world.

At the conclusion of this beautiful portrayal of our Heavenly Father’s plan for us, many were visibly touched by the message of the film.

Not all who hear this divine message accept and embrace it. However, those who do recognise its truths plant their feet on the path that will lead them safely home. Their lives are forever changed.

Essential to the plan is our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Without His atoning sacrifice, all would be lost. It is not enough merely to believe in Him and His mission. We need to work, learn, search, pray, repent and improve. By doing so we will obtain true, eternal happiness.

We are blessed to have the truth. Let us live the truth, that we might merit all that the Father has for us. He does nothing save it be for our benefit. He has told us, “This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”

Our Father’s plan for us is the one perfect path to peace and happiness here and in the world to come.

Bishop Aydin Arabacioglu

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints