"That's the part I have found spiritual too," said Melanie Dean, a freshman studying psychology. "I just made a decision that required me to have a lot of faith in my life, and that's a big testimony builder that God does speak to us through His prophets."
President Monson closed inviting the students to remember who they are and that they have to come to this earth at this time for a reason before leaving the Marriott in style by air high-fiving the crowd.
"He is our Savior and our Redeemer, our Advocate with the Father," Pres. Monson said. "He is our Exemplar and our strength. He is the light that shineth in darkness. That each of us here today may pledge to follow Him and to be His lights among men is my prayer."
Lloyd Sutton, an environmental science major from Littleton, Colo., found President Monson's talk inspirational.
"Being at BYU, you think your example doesn't mean much, but you can still have an influence," Sutton said. "People at BYU still need it. Even though most of us are members, we can still be an example to others to help them gain their own testimony."
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