“Elder Michael J. Teh,” Liahona, May 2007, 125
For Elder Michael John Teh, the journey is just as important as the destination—especially while traveling through life. Elder Teh says his calling as a full-time missionary in 1986 made all the difference in his mortal journey because it strengthened his testimony of the gospel.
“My mission was a turning point in my life. It has been a wonderful blessing,” he says. “I came to know my Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ. I came to know that I could call on my Father in Heaven anytime and talk to Him. That has been a great source of comfort for me.”
Elder Teh says those who face crossroads in their lives need a testimony, which will help them stay on the right path.
“Our Father in Heaven will reveal the truth to you as you prayerfully seek to find your own testimony,” he says. “What a sweet feeling it is to know for yourself and to be able to confidently testify of the truth.”
Elder Teh was born to Martin and Norma Teh on June 25, 1965, in Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Philippines. His family moved to Manila when he was 12, but he returned to his hometown after his call to the Philippines Davao Mission.
Following his mission Elder Teh earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at De La Salle University in Manila. For the past four years he has worked as recorder for the Manila Philippines Temple, where he married Grace May Weedon on December 16, 1989. They are the parents of three children.
Elder Teh is grateful for opportunities to associate with Church leaders. He has served as bishop, stake president’s counselor, high councilor, and mission president’s counselor. At the time of his call to the First Quorum of the Seventy, he was serving as an Area Seventy and as Second Counselor in the Philippines Area Presidency.