Asking Big Questions: How Can I Find and Evaluate Sources of Truth?

by Craig Lindquist

Big Questions

We live in a day of confusion, even chaos. The world over, people are searching for truth on a host of subjects—but how can anyone know? It is not an easy search. Who do we trust? Where do we look? How do we know if something is in fact true? If the subject we seek to verify is purely secular, such as historical or even mathematical information, the search for the truth can be fairly easy given today’s technology.

A Rewarding Volunteer Project

by Maddie Christensen

Volunteer Spotlights

“One of the things that has touched my heart with this project is that the individuals were just like you and me. They lived, they had their concerns (which were probably not too much different than the ones I have), and for the most part, they remained faithful to the Church,” states Kathi Quantz, a volunteer for the Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation.

The Prince of Life: We Are Witnesses

by Rachel Huntsman Baldwin

Come, Follow Me

I am inspired by the ancient Apostle Peter. We know well that after he denied the Savior three times, “Peter went out, and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:62). However, Peter’s resolution to repent and stand as a witness of Jesus Christ to the end of his life should be remembered.

"In Every Death There Is a Birth"

by Ashlyn Pells

Come, Follow Me

I have long felt that the most important verse in all scripture, and in fact the most important sentence in any record, is found in Luke 24:6: “He is not here, but is risen.” Without a knowledge of Christ and His Resurrection, as Wilford Woodruff said, “The separation by death is one of the most gloomy subjects it is possible to contemplate.” But, he continued, “As quick as we obtain the gospel, as soon as the spirit of man is enlightened by the inspiration of the Almighty, he can exclaim with one of old—‘Oh grave, where is thy victory, Oh death, where is thy sting? The sting of death is sin, and the gift of God is eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ ”

Sacrifices of Those Called To Serve

by Hovan Lawton

During Wilford Woodruff’s ten-year administration as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he and his counselors in the First Presidency issued many mission calls. In turn, these men responded by letter to explain whether or not they could accept the call to serve. Although one might assume that their responses would be rather businesslike and uninteresting, they are actually full of vivid details about the lives of nineteenth-century Latter-day Saints and how their mission calls impacted their lives. These men faced various obstacles to missionary service, and the letters explained their circumstances as well as some of the special requests made to help mitigate their challenges. A close study of just 135 of the responses written to Wilford Woodruff in 1889 allows for a greater appreciation for the sacrifices and faith of those called to serve missions during this time.

Because of His Loving Kindness

by Emma Hadfield

Come, Follow Me

“It is a startling idea to think we are worshiping a God that once was in the situation that we are in ourselves,” Brigham Young stated in June of 1851. In this sermon recorded by Wilford Woodruff, President Young continued, “[He] had to pass through a probation of pain, suffering and the fall like ourselves.”

Strength to Submit

by Megan Hutchings

Come, Follow Me

Have you ever found it difficult to align your will with God’s and humbly submit to His plan for you? We can learn how to better submit to the will of our Heavenly Father by looking at the example of Jesus Christ and some of the early Saints.

Bringing History to Life through Art

by Maddie Christensen

Julie Rogers, professional artist and illustrator, has focused on painting pioneers, missionaries, and the early Saints for the last thirty years of her career. She shares that with Wilford Woodruff being one of her all-time favorites, she was thrilled to be commissioned to create two paintings of him for the Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation Conference, “Building Latter-day Faith.” This conference was held on March 4, 2023, where seekers of the truth were instructed, inspired, and motivated by Wilford Woodruff’s insights through speakers, presentations, musical performances, and art. The two pieces Julie created are titled “The Dawning of a Brighter Day” and “Language of Inspiration.” Her paintings were displayed at the conference and were a part of an art auction fundraiser for the Foundation.

Asking Big Questions: How Can I Find Answers to Gospel Questions on the Internet?

by Maddie Christensen

Big Questions

In today’s digital age, the Internet has become an indispensable tool for accessing information on any topic imaginable. With just a few keystrokes and a click of a button, one can easily find answers to any question that comes to mind. Googling questions has become a ubiquitous activity that many of us engage in on a daily basis.

The Gift of the Holy Ghost

by Krystyna Hales

Come, Follow Me

Who is the Holy Ghost to you?

In John 16:13, Christ said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”