Recently my companion and I have had the opportunity to teach several Burmese children about Jesus Christ and His Gospel at their parents' invitation and request.
We have really enjoyed our time with them. This past week we talked about the role of Prophets in leading us to Jesus Christ.
It was such a joy to share with them that God continues to call prophets today starting with Joseph Smith.
In my life I have gained a personal conviction that God and Jesus Christ really did appear to Joseph at the tender age of 14 in answer to a humble prayer of which Church was Christ's church.
I know that Christ answered Him that he should join none but was to be an instrument in Christ's restoration of His Primitive church that He had established anciently.
This knowledge of prophets today strengthens my faith of God and Jesus Christ's love for us. That God is the same yesterday, today and forever and will never leave us without clear guidance and direction.
I am so thankful for the Prophet Joseph Smith, for bringing forth the Book of Mormon through the gift and power of God, and his role in restoring Christ's church to the earth once more.
In one of my favorite hymns called "Praise to the Man" the lyrics of the first verse are;
"Praise to the man who communed with Jehovah!Jesus anointed that Prophet and Seer.Blessed to open the last dispensation,Kings shall extol him and nations revere."