Monday, October 12, 2020
To the Children of the Church (and to the Adults)
"Dear children, our Heavenly Father sent you to earth at this time because you are some of His most valiant children. He knew there would be much wickedness in the world today, and He knew you could be faithful and obedient . . . . I promise you dear children, that angels will minister unto you . . . "
This talk was given in the April 1989 General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by President Ezra Taft Benson, prophet of Jesus Christ. It was directed to the children of the church, who are now adults. Perhaps you remember listening to this message when it was given 30 years ago, or reading it later. It was read aloud during the conference by Elder Thomas S Monson who was a counselor to President Benson at the time, as the prophet was not strong enough to stand at the pulpit for the entire duration of the talk at the time.
"To the Children of the Church" was referenced in our church's current "Come Follow Me for Primary" curriculum/lesson/study guide content for the past two week's period, and is still so touching and relevant for both adults and children today. You can listen to and read this wonderful message here: To the Children of the Church