Elder Christoffel Golden Jr.

 God has a plan that provides all mortals with the opportunity to receive a fulness of joy, even the fulness that he possesses, in his perfect and glorified state.

"We testify that we existed in his presence, prior to this life, as his spirit children."

Latter-day revelation states that God ordained a great plan of happiness for all of his spirit children who had kept their first estate in that pre-earth life.

"The Father's plan also required all who had kept their first estate to be tried and tested in a mortal or second estate. In this environment, we are required to act for ourselves, and prove to ourselves and to God, whether we would keep all of his commandments and overcome sin and opposition.

We also testify that compliance with all the conditions of the great plan of happiness were not possible until our Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ, re-established the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith.

The Lord's loving care has provided men with all of the essential resources required to forge their way through the many pitfalls placed before them by the Satan.

"These indispensable resources include the ordinances and covenants of the gospel, in which the power of the atonement is manifest We also have the holy scriptures which provide us with a standard, to discern truth from error.

"We need not fear, but with faith, follow our Heavenly Father's great plan of happiness."