July 2008

“Comment,” Ensign, July 2008, 80


Inspiring Prophetic Messages

I have been traveling for a long time. As a result, many aspects of my life have not been constant. Then I arrived at a friend’s home in the United States who is a member of the Church. There was a copy of the Ensign there. I picked it up and read the message from President Thomas S. Monson.

This message changed my heart. I have shared it with many others, and it has touched their hearts as well. It is light and inspiration to me and for our time.

Maria Hessenauer, England

Sacred Words

I just wanted to thank you for publishing the wonderful story, “Sacred Words,” by Edwin Smith in the April 2008 Ensign. I was so touched to read it. I, too, had a micro-preemie, born at the same gestation and close to the same weight as Annie. It has not been an easy road. There are not a lot of these babies who survive, so it was heartwarming. Thank you!

Kristy Christopherson, California

First Presidency Cover

During a home teaching visit last evening we all agreed that the photograph of the First Presidency on the cover of the April 2008 Ensign is a “true keeper.” It is, I believe, both refreshing and important to see our leaders in such a natural situation. Thank you so much for all your efforts on behalf of the Church and the work.

Richard L. Godfrey, Utah

Journal Keeping

I enjoyed reading the article in the April 2008 Ensign titled “My Journal, My Testimony,” by Salli Hollenzer. I have kept a journal since I turned 12 in 1977. My very first journal was a notebook that I received at a Young Women new beginnings night at church. At first I didn’t keep up with my writing—in fact, I misplaced my journal and couldn’t find it for three months. But after that I was determined to write in it as often as I could.

I don’t have as many journals as Salli has, but I too have come to value deeply my journals and all that is in them. I can go back to any day of the year and see what I was thinking about and doing and saying, and what other people were doing and saying, and remember some of the important events in my life.

Thank you very much. Keep up the wonderful stories that you share with us, your readers.

Genevieve Berthiaume, Oregon