“The Family: A Proclamation to the World”

During the summer of 1996, our family hosted two musicians from a Russian folk-dance group. I had recently given my husband a subscription to the Liahona (Russian), and one morning, one of our guests started to look through the June 1996 issue. He got out his reading glasses and closely studied a particular page. Then he shared that page with our other Russian guest. I learned later that the item in the magazine that had caused such great interest was “The Family: A Proclamation to the World,” issued by the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve Apostles.

At the end of the week, as they prepared to leave, our guests asked for only one souvenir—the magazine with the family proclamation in it. We gladly gave it to them—hopefully along with good experiences with our own family.

Victoria Morris,
Bountiful 41st Ward, Bountiful Utah Heights Stake

Editors’ note: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” is reprinted on page 24 of this issue.

Help for Member Missionaries

I love reading Seito no Michi (Japanese). With all the good things written in it, each issue is a help to me. I often copy pages out of the magazine and share them with friends and investigators.

Kazuko Oikawa,
Kitakami Branch, Morioka Japan District

Examples from Modern Prophets

The Liahona (Spanish) has been a blessing to me and my family. The articles, especially the First Presidency Messages, strengthen my faith. The Liahona has helped me gain a testimony that the Lord raises up prophets to testify of him and to share his teachings with us—just as the prophets of old taught and testified of him. Their examples have given me a desire to live in accordance with the Lord’s teachings. Like many other Latter-day Saint youth, I am now preparing to serve a full-time mission.

Lehi Spencer Santiago Lastra,
Los Jardines Ward, Huanuco Peru Amarilis Stake

Touching Messages

The messages in the Liahona (Spanish) touch my heart. My favorite sections are the youth articles and the Comment page. I send you my thanks and urge you to keep up the good work.

Dairo Cogollo de Ávila,
El Socorro Branch, Cartagena Colombia El Bosque District