Advent Calendar


Many Latter-day Saints have expressed their testimonies of Jesus Christ in word and song. As you stand each day’s figure in its proper place in this calendar, read what one of these Saints have said about Him.

1 I think of the miles [Jesus] walked in the dust, And children he helped to love and to trust. (Sister Mabel Jones Gabbott) Children’s Songbook, page 71

2 I want to be counted as one who loves the Lord. (Elder Harold B. Lee) Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, April 1952, page 126

3 When Christ came to the earth he organized his Church. (Elder Matthew Cowley) Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, April 1951, page 103.

4 My Redeemer … lives, … The one bright hope of men on earth. (President Gordon B. Hinckley) Hymns, no. 135

5 Practice thinking about [the Savior]. (Sister Patricia P. Pinegar) Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, Ensign, May 1994, page 96

6 The resurrected Christ lives today. (Elder LeGrand Richards) Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, April 1953, page 74

7 [Jesus] recognized all men as his brothers. (Elder J. Golden Kimball) Of the First Council of the Seventy, Conference Report, April 1925, page 121

8 I’m trying to be like Jesus … in all that I do and say. (Sister Janice Kapp Perry) Children’s Songbook, page 78

9 Jesus Christ was chosen to be the Savior of the world. (President N. Eldon Tanner) First Counselor in the First Presidency, Ensign, November 1980, page 6

10 [Jesus] is my friend. (President Spencer W. Kimball) Ensign, November 1982, page 6

11 The Savior says, “Come unto me … And learn of me.” (The Prophet Joseph Smith) History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, volume II, page 256

12 The shepherds left the hillside, And they came to worship [Baby Jesus]. (Sister Mabel Jones Gabbott) Children’s Songbook, page 40

13 By [Jesus Christ], and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created. (The Prophet Joseph Smith) Doctrine and Covenants 76:24 [D&C 76:24]

14 To be Christlike … is to be kind. (Elder Mark E. Petersen) Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Ensign, November 1982, page 16

15 My trust in … Jesus Christ [is] the source of my courage. (Sister Ellis Reynolds Shipp) While Others Slept, the autobiography of this early LDS doctor, page 52

16 Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. (President J. Reuben Clark, Jr.) Second Counselor in the First Presidency, Conference Report, October 1952, page 42

17 We believe what Jesus taught. (Elder Richard L. Evans) Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, April 1962, page 97

18 Christ says, “In me ye shall have peace.” (Sister Eliza R. Snow) Hymns, no. 122

19 Jesus … will direct my path. (Sister Elaine Jack) Relief Society General President, Ensign, May 1990, page 78

20 I need thee every hour, Most gracious Lord. (Sister Annie S. Hawkes) Hymns, no. 98

21 Jesus … knew happiness. He experienced [felt] pain. (President David O. McKay) Conference Report, April 1962, page 7

22 When the Lord is forgotten, disaster overflows the world. (Elder John A. Widtsoe) Of the Council of the Twelve Apostles, Conference Report, September–October 1950, page 187

23 Help me remember … And grow, dear Lord, to be like thee. (Sister Zara Sabin) Hymns, no. 171

24 I know that Jesus lives; for I have seen Him. (President George Q. Cannon) First Counselor in the First Presidency, Gospel Truth, page 106.

25 The Savior lives. (President Ezra Taft Benson) Ensign, November 1989, page 8

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young