Trust in the Prophet
March 2021

“Trust in the Prophet,” Friend, March 2021

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Trust in the Prophet

From an interview by Haley Yancey.

Russell M. Nelson

When I was young, I was in the same ward as President Nelson. He was my stake president. It was a pretty big ward, so I don’t think he really knew me.

But I had a special experience with him when I became a deacon. I wanted to be very reverent when I passed the sacrament. I felt it was important. So I tried to show respect for the sacrament every Sunday.

I was walking home from church one Sunday when a car pulled up next to me. The driver rolled down the window. It was President Nelson! He said, “I noticed that you were very reverent when you passed the sacrament. Thank you for doing that.”

He might not remember saying that. But I’ll never forget it. He took time to tell me that he thought I had done something good. It meant a lot to me.

I know that President Nelson is God’s prophet. I know that he’s lived a great life that has prepared him to be where he is today. I know that he receives revelation to lead the Church. If we follow him, we will be blessed.

Our Prophet’s Words

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/03 Mar

Cut out each of these quotes from President Nelson. You can write down your own quotes you hear! Poke a small hole through the top of each quote and tie a string through it. Attach the string to a hanger or a stick.

“As you choose to live on the Lord’s side, you are never alone.”1

“Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny.”2

“The Book of Mormon is a gift from God to all humankind.”3

“When we follow Jesus Christ, we act as He would act and love as He would love.”4

“Pray to have eyes to see God’s hand in your life and in the world around you.”5

  1. “Youth of the Noble Birthright: What Will You Choose?” (Church Educational System devotional for young adults, Sept. 6, 2013), broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

  2. “Decisions for Eternity,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2013, 108.

  3. “A Testimony of the Book of Mormon,” Ensign, Nov. 1999, 71.

  4. “The Work of Salvation: Parable of a Father at Bedtime” (worldwide leadership training broadcast, June 2013), broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

  5. “Come, Follow Me,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2019, 90.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/03 Mar

Illustration by Steve James

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