"To you, my little friend in the upper balcony, and to believers everywhere, I bear witness that Jesus of Nazareth does love little children, that he listens to your prayers and responds to them," he said.
President Monson returned to his office to find the girl, with her grandparents and aunt, waiting for him.
The young girl's name was Misti White. Misti had come to conference trying to decide whether to get baptized on her upcoming eighth birthday or wait, as some had advised, until she turned 18.
In a 2007 address, President Monson recalled their afternoon visit.
Misti had told her grandparents, "If we go to conference, maybe Heavenly Father will let me know what I should do."
Sitting in President Monson's office, Misti turned to President Monson and said, "Brother Monson, while you were speaking in conference, you answered my question. I want to be baptized."
Contributing: Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock
Katie Harmer is a journalism graduate of Brigham Young University and writes for Mormon Times. Email: email@example.com Twitter: harmerk
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