Elder Gong Shares Testimony in New “Special Witnesses of Christ” Video
Contributed By Alexa Reimschussel, Church News staff writer
“Our perspective changes when we know, as I do, that God is our Eternal Father, that Jesus Christ is His Beloved Son, and that these two glorified personages appeared to the latter-day prophet Joseph Smith.” —Elder Gerrit W. Gong
In a new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Gerrit W. Gong shared his personal testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Elder Gong was sustained as one of the newest members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with Elder Ulisses Soares on March 31, 2018.
In the video, an addition to the series of “Special Witnesses of Christ” videos, Elder Gong testified of the Creation of the earth, mankind, and the Restoration of the gospel to the earth. He said, “Our perspective changes when we know, as I do, that God is our Eternal Father, that Jesus Christ is His Beloved Son, and that these two glorified personages appeared to the latter-day prophet Joseph Smith.”
The purpose of this visit to the Prophet Joseph Smith, he said, was to “restore the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in order to bless every individual and family.”
Elder Gong shared his belief in the first and second great commandments—to love God and everyone. “As we do, we will feel fulfillment and joy, greater love for and from God, and greater love for and from our neighbor,” he said.
The Lord Jesus Christ invites everyone, Elder Gong said, to partake of the fruits of His restored gospel—peace, joy, healing, and love. “God’s love is infinite and intimate; it fills the universe and yet is personal to each of us, one by one.”
Sharing his love of temples and the Book of Mormon, Elder Gong said that by making and keeping sacred covenants in holy temples, each person will be able to return to the presence of God and families can be united eternally.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, share a smile prior to his speaking to a group of LDS Business College students and staff at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Photo by Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News.