Joseph B. Wirthlin, Apostle, 1986–present
"Since my youth, I have
always been impressed by the fact that our Heavenly Father
and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, would answer the
heartfelt prayers of a 14-year-old boy who was searching for
the truth. Just as He answered Joseph Smith's prayer, our
Heavenly Father will answer your prayers in His own time and
in His own way.
"As you learn more about
the Prophet Joseph, you will learn that through him the
fulness of the everlasting gospel was restored, including
the keys of the priesthood. In addition, you will learn of
the greatness of his spirit, the compassion he felt for
those who suffered, his grasp of the mysteries of heaven and
of the workings of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus
Christ, among men.
"The more I know of the
Prophet Joseph, the more I love him, the more I yearn to
follow his example, the more I appreciate what our Father in
Heaven and His Son have done in restoring this gospel that
is destined to fill the earth in these, the latter days."
Read an article by Elder Wirthlin about the faith of our pioneer forefathers.