Special Witness: Guess Who?
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“Special Witness: Guess Who?” Liahona, Sept. 2006, F13

Special Witness:

Guess Who?

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.

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. He and his younger brother and sister were raised by their mother after their father died. His mother taught him about faith, love, and setting goals.

  2. When he was 15, he got a radio operator’s license and soon had a job at a local station. He later broadcast basketball games on the radio.

  3. In high school he played basketball and football.

  4. He and his first wife, June, have six children. June died of cancer, and two years later, he married Kristen McMain.

  5. After attending law school in Chicago, he practiced and taught law and served as a justice of the Utah Supreme Court.

  6. His birthday is August 12.

  7. After his father died, his mother became ill. He was alone and unhappy and didn’t do very well in school. That changed when his fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Shaffer, helped him to learn and have confidence.

  8. In 1971 he became president of Brigham Young University. His first wife, June, wasn’t even surprised at the call. “He’s the most outstanding man I know,” she said.

Words of Wisdom

“I testify that Jesus Christ lives and loves us. I testify that as the Light and Life of the World, He has provided the way for us to return to our heavenly home to enjoy the associations and highest blessings of God our Eternal Father, even eternal life” (“Special Witnesses of Christ,” Liahona and Ensign, Apr. 2001, 13).


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