Why should we follow Jesus Christ?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

Adapted from “The Lord Is My Light,” Ensign, May 2015, 62–66.

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Jesus Christ is our light and life.

When we follow Jesus, we grow stronger and become more like Him.

We should remember Him and follow Him like sunflowers follow the sun across the sky.

Following His light and example will bring us joy, happiness, and peace, even if things around us are hard.

Meet Elder Quentin L. Cook

He was born on September 8, 1940. He grew up in Logan, Utah, USA.

He rescued a friend’s boots during a fire drill when he was in first grade. Quentin said, “I didn’t want his feet to be cold in the snow.”

When he was 15 years old, he talked with his older brother about building a testimony of his own. He decided to go on a mission when he was old enough. Later he served in the British Mission.

Quentin was a good athlete in high school. He played basketball, football, baseball, and ran with the track team.

He and his wife, Mary Gaddie, were married in the Logan Utah Temple. They have three children.

He set a good example for a man he worked with by not drinking any alcohol at a party. The man could tell that Elder Cook was a Latter-day Saint because of his good choices.

What is an Apostle?

When Jesus was on the earth, He called 12 men to be His special helpers and witnesses. They were called Apostles. He has called Apostles to be His special helpers and witnesses today. They testify of Jesus Christ to the whole world. Elder Cook is an Apostle.