This week’s BYU-Idaho Devotional speaker talked about how we can endure the calamities of the world by following the prophet. 

Sister Amy A. Wright was called as the first counselor in the Primary General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April. 

In her talk, Sister Wright admonished students to often review the most recent counsel from our living prophet, Russell M. Nelson. She focused on one of President Nelson’s recent prophetic priorities—hearing the Lord’s voice.  

During his first general conference address as president of the Church, President Nelson warned, “In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost”. 

“I believe it is significant that he didn’t say that it would be more difficult or that it would be more challenging; he said that it will not be possible,” Sister Wright said in her talk. 

Sister Wright went on to talk about the wickedness in the Americas before Christ visited them, but also talked about what the righteous people were doing. As recorded in 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, they were being humble, repenting, being baptized, and seeing miracles in their lives.


“We see these same challenges in our day, but we can safely navigate as we stand with the living prophet of God,” Sister Wright said in an interview with BYU-Idaho Radio. 

As Sister Wright closed her talk, she said, “Follow the prophet; he knows the way.”