Guiding You Home

From an April 2010 general conference address.


Henry B. Eyring

Our loving Heavenly Father wants each of His spirit children to return home to Him again. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to make safe passage possible. He has also placed guides and rescuers to help His children along the way. Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are powerful guides and rescuers.

Primary workers also help guide children. One woman, as a younger person, was on the Primary general board that helped create the CTR motto. She taught in the Primary of her ward until she was almost 90 years old. Little children could feel her love for them. Above all, because of her example they learned to feel and recognize the Holy Ghost.

One afternoon my wife had taken our oldest son to the home of a woman who was teaching him to read. I was to pick him up on my way home from work.

His lesson ended earlier than we had expected. He felt confident that he knew the way home. So he started to walk. After he had gone about half a mile (0.8 km), it started to grow dark. He was still very far from home.

The lights of the cars as they streamed past him were blurred by his tears. He realized that he needed help. So he left the road and found a place to kneel down.

Through the bushes he could hear voices coming toward him. Two young people had heard him crying. They said, “Can we help you?” He told them he was lost and that he wanted to go home. They asked if he knew his home phone number or address. He didn’t. They led him to the nearby place where they lived. They found our family name in a phone book.

When I got the phone call, I rushed to the rescue, grateful that kind people had been placed along his way home. And I have been ever grateful he was taught to pray with faith that help would come when he was lost.

I testify that the Lord loves you and every child of God. As you follow inspired direction in this, the true Church of Jesus Christ, you can be delivered safely to our home with Heavenly Father and the Savior.

CTR Guide

President Eyring told about a Primary teacher who helped create the CTR motto: Choose the Right. This motto has helped guide children in making good choices for many years. The CTR rings shown here are in German, Finnish, English, French, and Italian.

5 CTR rings

Photograph by Robert Casey

Who Are Your Guides?

President Eyring said that Heavenly Father has placed guides and rescuers on earth to help children return to him. You could draw a picture of some of the people Heavenly Father has given to guide you. Or you could write a note to thank one of these people for something he or she has done to help you.

picture activity(click to view larger)

A Church leader or other Church member

A parent or family member

A teacher

A parent or family member

Illustrations by Jennifer Tolman