Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God
October 6, 2014

Conference was the best ever. I don't know what I would do without the prophets guidance every six months! I wanted to proclaim my testimony of prophets to everyone today.

As a missionary, I have the wonderful opportunity to be a representative of our Savior Jesus Christ for 18 short months. I am so thankful for this opportunity and as part of that calling, I believe it is so important to share my feelings on the Prophet Thomas S. Monson.

I know without a doubt that he is a prophet of God. I know this for many reasons. This weekend, I was fasting for a really specific answer and I know that the words that the prophets and apostles spoke answered my questions. One of the greatest answers to my questions was that we need to make this gospel a priority.

I know that if we make it a priority to go to church, or to learn all we can about our Savior through the scriptures, the Lord is bound to bless us. I know that Thomas S. Monson is called of God because I prayed and asked God and He said yes. It was the most resounding yes I've ever felt- and it gave me so much joy! to know that we are led by someone who knows Jesus Christ so well. I look up to him so much and his example of selfless service. He serves so much and I know that it affects me daily, especially as a missionary. Without Thomas S. Monson being close to the Lord, I would not be on a mission right now because of the age change that happened a couple of years ago. I wouldn't be where I am, and I wouldn't have met the people that I’ve met. I know that everything that has happened on my mission is inspired of God and because of that, I know that President Monson is a prophet. I was called by God to be here, through him.

I also have come to know that he is a prophet through the book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon invites us to 'test the word'. I test it every day of my life. I know that I don’t have enough strength to be here. I know that working all day like we do, and teaching as much as we do, and still loving and serving our companions and wards, is not possible without the grace of our Savior Jesus Christ. Every living soul needs His grace and He is so willing to give it to us. We just have to ask.

I say these things in our Savior Jesus Christ's name because I know that He lives and this is His living church.