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Elder David B. Haight

      Latter-day Saints need to have the faith to continue what has been started for them by their predecessors.

"That faith is the result of living the way we should."

The scriptures promise that those who have the faith of a tiny mustard seed can move mountains. Such faith is readily displayed by church President Gordon B. Hinckley, as it was by early church President Brigham Young.

The latter filled the void left by the death of Joseph Smith. He planned the Latter-day Saint exodus west and instead if creating one large city in the Salt Lake Valley, he had the inspiration to settle other areas. Some 360 communities were established in a Zion where church members could worship and preach in freedom. History has since proven the wisdom of the church's leader's great vision for the future.

"I have become a product of that."

Elder Haight's mother's family was sent to Tooele to establish a settlement. Later, they went into Idaho, a place that was merely sagebrush at the time. His father settled in Farmington and then was also sent to Idaho. It was there that his parents met and were married. They were married nowhere else but a temple — the Logan Temple — even though it took them six to seven days to travel there in a horse and buggy.

"That becomes a part of my heritage."

Elder Haight said he felt deeply about the sustaining of church leaders by LDS faithful. Sustaining is endorsing what the prophet has been doing, not just holding up one's hand in a haphazard way.

As a special witness for Jesus Christ, he has a firm conviction that Latter-days Saints have the restored gospel.

"The work is true. The prophets are called of God."

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