We Need Living Prophets


 

“Because Heavenly Father loves His children, He has not left them to walk through this mortal life without direction and guidance.”

—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Members of the Church across the world bear testimony of living prophets and apostles and speak of the blessings of peace and hope that arise from that knowledge. In the accompanying video, Church members re-tell experiences in which their faith in prophets was strengthened and then bear witness of the reality of modern-day prophets and apostles.

“Because Heavenly Father loves His children, He has not left them to walk through this mortal life without direction and guidance,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said. “That is why He pleads so earnestly with us through His prophets. Just as we want what is best for our loved ones, Heavenly Father wants what is best for us.”

Prophets and apostles who speak today represent and carry out the Lord’s will as they lead His children in this dispensation. President Uchtdorf said, “Our fate and the fate of our world hinge on our hearing and heeding the revealed word of God to His children.” President Uchtdorf made his comments in the First Presidency Message published in Church magazines and in many languages throughout the world during March 2012.