Special Witness: Guess Who?
January 2006

“Special Witness: Guess Who?” Friend, Jan. 2006, 15

Special Witness:

Guess Who?

The members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are prophets, seers, and revelators and stand as special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They have the responsibility to testify of Him to the whole world.

Read the clues about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Then find the answer on page 23.

  1. He is fifth in seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

  2. He worked for his father’s car dealership in the early 1950s and was the top-selling salesperson. He later took over the company from his father.

  3. On October 6, 1985, two days before his birthday, he was called to be an Apostle.

  4. He is the only boy in his family. He has three sisters.

  5. He served in the United States Army Reserve and earned the rank of first lieutenant.

  6. He first met his wife, Barbara, at the Hello Day Dance at the University of Utah.

  7. He served as mission president of the Canada Toronto Mission.

  8. The Prophet Joseph Smith is his great-great-great uncle, and Hyrum Smith is his great-great-grandfather.

  9. He couldn’t be shy on his mission in England. He and his companions held street meetings in a marketplace or town square by setting up a stand, singing hymns, and bearing their testimonies to the people who had gathered to hear them.

Words of Wisdom

“Our youth need to stand firm for righteousness and truth. They need the vision of the blessings that can be theirs as they demonstrate their love for Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ through their willingness to serve” (“One More,” Ensign, May 2005, 71).

(See Ensign, Mar. 1986, 6–11; May 2005, 69–71; Friend, June 1992, 6–7.)


  • Elder M. Russell Ballard

Joseph and Hyrum statue photography by Craig Dimond

Stamp courtesy of United States Postal Service