A Message from President George Albert Smith to the Children of the Church
“Boys and girls, I am happy to have this opportunity to speak to you. I know that in the not far-distant future I will finish my earth life, because if I live for another twenty years I’ll be an old man. I know that at that time I shall have to stand in the presence of our Heavenly Father and account for the things I have said and done in my life time. And realizing that, I want to say to you boys and girls – and I want you to remember that President Smith said it to you – that I know that God lives; I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world; and I know that the gospel was restored to the earth in these latter days through the Prophet Joseph Smith.
“It would be a serious thing for me to say these things if they were not true. But they are true and I am telling you because I love you and want to help you grow up to be good men and women, who love and live the truth.”
February 4, 1949