Special Witness: Guess Who?

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“Special Witness: Guess Who?” Liahona, July 2006, F16

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.

Can you guess who this is? Read the clues about this member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Then find the answer below.

  1. As the oldest child in his family, he set a good example for his two sisters and two brothers. He was kind, helpful, and a good student.

  2. One of his favorite scripture stories is of the birth of the Savior.

  3. He enjoyed school from kindergarten through college. He liked many different subjects, but history was his favorite.

  4. His parents taught him of the blessings that come from work. Growing up, he kept busy working in the garden and taking care of the family’s rabbits, chickens, and dogs.

  5. He and his wife, Elisa, were married in the Salt Lake Temple. She said he was “kind and gentle,” and she “liked his spirituality.”

  6. He served a mission in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

  7. At dinner on Sunday nights he asked his children what they had learned in Sunday School. They would talk about their lessons, and he would expand on the subject using the scriptures.

  8. He and his wife have seven daughters and one son.

Words of Wisdom

“We have scriptures that reveal the word of God to mankind through the ages. When we feast upon the word of God, we open our minds to eternal truths and our hearts to the gentle whisperings of the Holy Ghost” (“One Step after Another,” Liahona, Jan. 2002, 29; Ensign, Nov. 2001, 26).


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