Special Witness
December 2007

“Special Witness,” Friend, Dec. 2007, 27

Special Witness

From “See the End from the Beginning,” Ensign, May 2006, 44; “The Global Church Blessed by the Voice of the Prophets,” Ensign, Nov. 2002, 12.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Why is it important to follow the prophet?

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shares some of his thoughts on this subject.

  • We have a living prophet on the face of the earth. He knows our challenges and fears.

  • The prophets speak to us in the name of the Lord and in plainness.

  • Today, we have again apostles, seers, and revelators who are watchmen on the tower. God speaks to us through them.

  • The Lord loves you; that is why He has given you the words of prophets to guide you on your journey through life.

  • Let us listen and be instructed and edified by those who hold all the keys of the kingdom.

  • Let us listen to the prophets of our days as they help us to focus on the things that are central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

Illustration by William F. Whitaker

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Photograph of girl by Christina Smith, posed by model