“A Pattern for Gaining Testimony,” Ensign, Jan. 2009, 14
“Gaining a testimony and becoming converted begins with study and prayer, then living the gospel with patience and persistence and inviting and waiting upon the Spirit. The life of Joseph Smith and the pattern of the Restoration are excellent examples of this process. … Like Joseph, many of us find ourselves seeking the light of truth. Just as the world was prepared for the Restoration, each of us is prepared to receive the light of the gospel in our own lives” (“Receiving a Testimony of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ,” Ensign, Nov. 2003, 28–29).