I authored this book for my children, my grandchildren, and generations of posterity yet to come. I do not know what the intermediate future holds for my descendants, but I know the ultimate future. Members of my family—perhaps many members—will be on the earth when Jesus Christ returns in His glory.
I would like to think that most of them will be caught up to meet the Savior when He comes, as I hope to among the multitudes who will descend with Him in the clouds. Though I may not be permitted in the mortal body to engage with you who are the mighty generations that follow me, do not think I do not know you and am not keenly aware of your existence. This writing may not be inscribed on gold plates or cached in a pharaoh’s tomb, but I hope it is handed down from one generation to the next until the Messiah returns to rule and reign and to make all things known that can be known.
This book is half scripture commentary, half memoir, and one hundred percent testimony. I want my family—and anyone else who cares to read—to know that I have a testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophecy (see Revelation 19:10).
Nevertheless, because I am not dead yet, my witnessed has not yet been sealed. I might still have to add a postscript to this volume. But just in case my time in mortality is shorter than I anticipate, at least as of today, you can know that my testimony of Christ is sure and steadfast, anchored on the rock of my Redeemer.