Loosen the Tongue of the Children

K. Douglas Bassett

Alma 32:23; Proven Paths, Simpson, p.150; refer in this text to 3 Ne. 17:11-24

“Some time ago, Nate, then just over three, said: ‘Mommy, there is another little girl who is supposed to come to our family. She has dark hair and dark hair and dark eyes and lives a long way from here.’
The wise mother asked, ‘How do you know this?’
‘Jesus told me, upstairs.’
The mother noted, ‘We don’t have an upstairs,’ but quickly sensed the significance of what had been communicated. After much travail and many prayers, the Barker family were in a sealing room in the Salt Lake Temple in the fall of 1995—where a little girl with dark hair and dark eyes, from Kazakhstan, was sealed to them for time and eternity. Inspired children still tell parents ‘great and marvelous things.’” (Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, May 1996, pp. 69-70)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon