“Special Witness: Guess Who?” Friend, Nov. 2006, 27
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.
Can you guess who this is? Read the clues about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Then find the answer on page 7.
In Logan, Utah, where he grew up, he and his brothers and sisters helped with the chores in the house, and outside in the garden, pasture, barn, and alfalfa fields.
He enjoyed sitting with his grandfather on the front porch and listening to him tell stories about how he helped build the Logan Utah Temple.
His favorite scripture story is Joseph being sold into Egypt and how he overcame his difficult challenges.
In school he liked history and science. At Utah State Agricultural College he studied business.
As a boy, he was determined to have perfect attendance at church. One Sunday he surprised his family by going to church, even though he didn’t feel well.
He is second in seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
His parents taught him about service, prayer, and love. He says, “Growing up in the home I was in, it was hard not to have a testimony; it was woven into our lives by our parents.”
When he was growing up, Saturday afternoons were for family fun. They would visit a nearby canyon and play games, go hiking, and have picnics.
“You have been preserved and prepared for your time on earth to be a part of this great army, to make this the most exciting period in the history of mankind in declaring the gospel of our Lord and Savior to our Father in Heaven’s children” (“Accept the Challenge,” Ensign, Aug. 2002, 10).