Why are families so important?

Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

From “Why Marriage, Why Family,” Ensign, May 2015, 50–53.

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Families are the best way for God’s plan of happiness to succeed.

God’s plan is for men and women to marry and have children.

God also told us that parents should teach their families to follow Jesus Christ.

Faithful families help communities and nations be strong and healthy.

He was born on January 24, 1945, in Utah, USA.

He helped take care of sheep and a cow on his family’s small farm.

When he was 15, his family moved to New Jersey. He was the only member of the Church in his high school class.

He served a mission in Argentina.

He first saw his future wife, Kathy Jacob, at a football game in college. They are the parents of five children.

Elder Christofferson worked as a lawyer before he was called to be a Seventy and, later, an Apostle.

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 Christofferson is an Apostle.