Children of the Church lost a great and good friend when Harold B. Lee, eleventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died December 26, 1973. Those who were closest to him knew of his love for children, and boys and girls felt it whenever they were near him.
President Lee often recalled his own childhood experiences on an Idaho farm. Once when a voice seemed to warn him of danger, he turned and ran from the place. He never knew what the danger was, but he was willing to obey the warning he had received. This should be an example for every child.
No one could ever forget his thrilling testimony when President Lee spoke in the last general conference of the Church. Remember his words:
I bear my solemn witness to the great truth of the Master’s words: “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.”
While children will never forget the warm love and spiritual strength of President Lee, they and members of the Friend staff join in sustaining and praying for our new president and his counselors.