Special Witness: Guess Who?
August 2006

“Special Witness: Guess Who?” Liahona, Aug. 2006, F11

Special Witness:

Guess Who?

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 he traveled around the world as a pilot, he saw that the gospel could unite people of all cultures and races, no matter where they live.

  2. By the time he was 11, he and his family had been refugees twice.

  3. He was born in Czechoslovakia on November 6 and grew up in Germany after World War II.

  4. A woman named Sister Ewig invited his family to sacrament meeting when he was six years old. Her name means “Sister Eternal.”

  5. He is 11th in seniority in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

  6. He is the only living Apostle who was not born in the United States.

  7. He compares listening for the Holy Ghost to listening to shortwave radio frequencies: “We have to train and condition ourselves to hear the still, small voice, never to be distracted or stop listening because of too much static on that sacred frequency.”

  8. When he was in flight school, he won the Commanders Trophy for being the outstanding student pilot in his class.

The members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are called as prophets, seers, and revelators to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They have the responsibility to testify of Him to the whole world.

Words of Wisdom

“The gospel of Jesus Christ provides the true and accurate information by which to direct our lives. If we let it enter into our system—into our hearts and minds—we will know who we are, where we came from, why we are here, and what our final destination will be” (“Happy Landing,” New Era, Mar. 1995, 6).


  • Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf