Young Women Lesson 26: Testimony
Manual 1; Excerpt from "A Living Testimony," by Henry B. Eyring
June 22, 2012
"Testimony requires the nurturing by the prayer of faith, the hungering for the word of God in the scriptures, and the obedience to the truth." -Henry B. Eyring
• What is a testimony? Why is it important to continually strengthen our testimonies?
• How can we share our testimonies with others without saying, “I want to bear my testimony”?
Excerpt from "A Living Testimony," by President Henry B. Eyring, April 2011 General Conference:
Here is [Brigham Young's] prophetic and inspired counsel for his daughters and for you always.
It is at the heart of my message tonight. He said in a room in his home less than a mile from where this message now goes out to daughters of God in nations across the world: “There is need for the young daughters of Israel to get a living testimony of the truth.” 2
He then created an association of young women that has become what we now call in the Lord’s Church “Young Women.” You have felt tonight some of the wonderful effect of his choice made in that Sunday evening meeting in the parlor of his home.
More than 100 years later, daughters of Israel across the world have that desire for a living testimony of the truth for themselves. Now, for the rest of your lives, you will need that living and growing testimony to fortify you and lead your path to eternal life. And with it you will become the transmitters of the Light of Christ to your brothers and sisters across the world and across generations.