I know who the prophets and apostles are today
Friend March 2006, suggestion # 4

Help the children become familiar with the names and faces of our current First Presidency and Apostles by preparing pictures of them.
Prepare one or two sentences about each leader to put on the back of his picture.
For example:

  1. President Gordon B. Hinckley served a mission to Great Britain and has dedicated more temples than any other Church leader.
  2. President Thomas S. Monson had a career in publishing before he was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at age 36.
  3. President James E. Faust served a mission to Brazil. He worked as an attorney.


  1. President Boyd K. Packer served as president of the New England Mission. He has carved and painted lifelike birds.
  2. Elder L. Tom Perry served a mission to the Northern States. He worked for companies in Idaho, California, New York, and Massachusetts.
  3. Elder Russell M. Nelson was an internationally renowned heart surgeon.
  4. Elder Dallin H. Oaks was a lawyer, law professor, president of Brigham Young University, and justice of the Utah Supreme Court.
  5. Elder M. Russell Ballard was a businessman and served as president of the Canada Toronto Mission.
  6. Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin is an Eagle Scout. He played college football.
  7. Elder Richard G. Scott was a nuclear scientist. He presided over the Argentina North Mission.
  8. Elder Robert D. Hales was a jet fighter pilot. He served as president of the England London Mission.
  9. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland served as president of Brigham Young University and as an Area President in Chile.
  10. Elder Henry B. Eyring was a college professor and president of Ricks College [now BYU-Idaho] in Rexburg, Idaho.
  11. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf was born in Czechoslovakia and was raised in Germany, where his family joined the Church. He was a pilot.
  12. Elder David A. Bednar was a college professor and president of BYU-Idaho.)

Have some children hold the pictures, name the leader, and tell something about him.
Play a guessing game with the pictures (TNGC, p. 169).

Bear testimony that these men have been called of God to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ and hold the keys of authority to direct God's Church.
Read D&C 84:36. Encourage the children to listen to leaders in general conference.

Sing the last verse of "Follow the Prophet" (pp. 110–11