The Still Small Voice Whispers

K. Douglas Bassett

D&C 85:6; refer in this text to 3 Ne. 11:3-5

“A few years ago I met with a prospective mission president and his wife to discuss their availability for service. I asked whether their responsibilities to aged parents would preclude their service at the time. This sister was the only daughter of a wonderful mother, then about 80, whom she visited and helped each week. Though somewhat dependent physically, this mother was strong spiritually. She had served four missions and fifteen years as a temple worker. Because she was in tune with the Spirit, she had a remarkable experience. Several months before this interview she told her daughter that the Spirit had whispered that her daughter’s husband would be called as a mission president. So advised, the mother had prepared herself for the needed separation and assured her daughter, long in advance of my assignment for the exploratory interview, that she would ‘not be a hindrance’ to their service.” (Dallin H. Oaks, Ensign, Nov. 1996, p. 61)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon