Saturday, September 25, 2010


In Spanish, the translation for mouthpiece or spokesman (as in a prophet being the mouthpiece of the Lord – see 2 Nephi 3), is portavoz.

When I read this word I immediately translated this word for me as "portable voice." A voice I can take along, like an Ipod, that can be replayed and listened to whenever I want.

Tonight is the General Relief Society Meeting.  This meeting will provide sisters worldwide to listen to portable voices, called of God, to lead us at this time. The words offered tonight will be that of counsel, guidance and direction specifically for women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Next weekend will be General Conference! 15 of those portable voices will be prophets, seers and revelators, giving us the way to safety and peace.

What makes these “portable” voices even more significant is that even without an Ipod, or the luxury of the Internet, when we are familiar with these leaders called of God, we can read the words on the written page and literally hear their voices in our minds and hearts.

It has been 25 years since President Kimball has passed away, but whenever I read his words, I hear his voice! I can hear President Benson’s voice, President Hunter’s and President Hinckley’s! I can also hear the voices of Elder Marvin J. Ashton, Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Elder Neal A. Maxwell as I read their sermons and remember their testimonies.

How grateful I am the Lord has given me a portable voice.  A voice that transcends technology and is directed into my heart.

1 comment:

  1. Portable voice. How symbolic! I am excited to share this with my family. Thank you for teaching me!