Onboard One-Hundred-Percent

You can bring comfort and solace to the mourning hearts of others as you share your firm conviction that you know the gospel is true.

At BYU, most classes start with a prayer, and it is even customary for professors to include gospel content in their lessons. On Monday, at the beginning of my economics class, our professor asked us what he could do to teach a more “spiritually uplifting” course.

Several students raised their hands to give suggestions, such as “share more personal experiences” and “teach us how tithing relates to economics”. He took each of these ideas graciously and thanked us for our input.

Then he was quiet for a minute. After a some thought, he started again, “I know that sometimes the things I say can be questionable.” The class laughed.

He finished, “But I want you all to know that I’m onboard one-hundred-percent.”

The room became still. We all instantly understood that in his own humble way, our professor was telling us that he knew the gospel was true.

My friends, your testimonies are powerful. Just as a wave of peace flooded over the lecture hall that Monday, you can bring comfort and solace to the mourning hearts of others as you share your firm conviction that you know the gospel is true!

Indeed, the Savior lives, “For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God” (D&C 76:23-24).

May we ever share our testimonies so that the angels above might record them, that our sins might be forgiven, and that we might “come off conqueror, yea, that [we] may conquer Satan” (D&C 10:5).

Cristian Torres

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