Today, however, I want to testify that God speaks to prophets. I in no way worship them. But I respect them and love them, because I know they speak God's word. He chooses them in their weakness and qualifies them for the work.
Today the Holy Spirit has testified to me, again, that my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ appeared to a young man named Joseph Smith, and worked through him to restore the pure gospel of Jesus Christ. He was not perfect, but he was sincere, and he was telling the truth. I love him for what he did. I'm feeling so much gratitude and love in my heart right now, and I want to share it. And remember it. Though I've never met him, right now I feel like Joseph Smith is my friend and my brother. I'll defend him. I believe him. He was telling the truth.