President Uchtdorf’s life is especially impressive because you can tell that the Lord protected and preserved him for his special mission. There were so many times that his family was in danger but because of promptings from the Spirit and a very courageous mother who listened to those promptings he was kept safe. I was also impressed at Elder Uchtdorf’s determination. From a young age he had specific goals and worked hard to achieve them. He achieved things that to most people would have just been an unreachable dream. He lived a life that made him responsible and dependable, and he achieved positions of trust much younger than most. He was not only faithful and dependable to earthly authority, but he also knew what his priorities were and he served the Lord faithfully. I have always been impressed by the talks that he writes and the way he has of pulling you into the topic he is addressing.
President Uchtdorf’s testimony about God’s power is magnificent. I love how he talks about the miracles of the earth and space and then puts them into perspective by testifying that they are insignificant compared to the miracle of Christ and his sacrifice. His testimony practically beams from him without him even needing to say a word. His countenance is truly as the Savior’s. You can tell that he believes in Christ and loves Him with his whole being. You can tell that all of the experiences in his life have taught him the reality and the majesty of Jesus Christ and the Father.