“To be in your presence is a wonderful gift to me. You are a special people,” he said.
President Uchtdorf humorously recalled his gratitude for the missionaries in Germany when he first encountered his future wife at a Church meeting years ago. Harriet Reich and her small family were attending Sunday services after being taught and baptized by a pair of faithful elders. As he observed the new converts—including the pretty girl with dark eyes—he told himself, “Those missionaries are doing a great job.”
“I am grateful for those missionaries who brought that family into the Church so that we could find each other,” he said