The Yellow Angels

    “The Yellow Angels,” Friend, November 2017

    A Conference Message from the First Presidency

    The Yellow Angels

    Adapted from “Fear Not to Do Good,” Ensign, Nov. 2017.

    The Yellow Angels

    A few days ago, I visited Florida, USA, after Hurricane Irma hit. I met a group of Latter-day Saints who were helping clean up. They had left Georgia at 4:00 in the morning, driven for hours, worked into the night, and worked again the next day!

    As we were leaving, a man walked up to our car and said, “I’m not a member of your church. I can’t believe what you have done for us. God bless you.” Other members of the Church from that part of Florida went hundreds of miles to another part of Florida that was hit even harder.

    I have heard that some people have started calling the Latter-day Saints who are wearing the yellow Helping Hands T-shirts “the Yellow Angels.”

    When hard things happen, we can remember the Lord’s promise in D&C 84:88: “I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.”

    Sometimes you will be the angel the Lord sends to bear others up. Sometimes you will be the one surrounded by angels who bear you up. But always you will have His Spirit in your heart. You have only to keep His commandments.

    The Lord Jesus Christ knows you, He loves you, and He watches over you. I so testify and leave you my blessing and my love.