Why Wilford Woodruff? Why Now?

Videographer: James Dalrymple

Speaker: Gary Crittenden



Wilford Woodruff, because of the time in which he lived and the length of time that he lived, is effectively a bridge between the very early days of the restoration of the gospel and the more contemporary circumstances that we live in today. And he was a man that actually shook the hand of the prophet, and then for the next 50 years basically played an essential role in the church and basically bridges that, testimony that he bears, bridges that time period. And I think having people understand how we transitioned from the very early days of the Church to the Church essentially as we know it today comes through the life of Wilford Woodruff in a way that was really extraordinary.