While the news of three white apostles being sustained during General Conference seemed to be the take all of the attention, a flock of other visitors have been garnering a great deal of attention recently on social media and among marine biologists.

Who you ask?

A flock of turtles, that is.

Towards the end of President Monson’s final address he appeared to have difficulty standing, and at one point was leaning on the podium to brace himself. Other websites have shared the incredible account of what many have described as simple human decency when President Uchtdorf sat prepared to catch elderly President Monson when he almost collapsed, but an even more incredible story has surfaced that will give answer to a grandpa’s question to his grandson: “What the hell did you draw in the program?”

Loran Gilmore Stanstevenson, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commented the following on Facebook:

“Do you believe children see things we can’t? I do! My sister had her children draw the Prophet during his talk today to help them ponderize his message and listen better.

President Monson’s health started to falter greatly towards the end of his talk, and many of us were worried. (Not so worried that we think things like this should stop, of course! They will serve until God needs them!) But, incredibly, he finished what he started.

My nephew Stuart Stanstevenson (age 5, not yet accountable for his sins so still pure and clean) did as he was told and “drew what he saw with his spiritual eyes”. When my sister questioned him about the flock of reptiles surrounding him, he replied that he didn’t know, but there were a bunch of turtles!”IMG_0926

Stuart’s mother then explained a conversation she had with her son the following day. “The next morning I laid in bed with him and asked him to tell me more about the turtles drew next to the Prophet. Her face lit up and with a huge smile she said, “they were covered with sprinkles!!” (Which I will assume meant sparkles, because why would turtles have sprinkles?!). Oh how precious my boy is and oh how precious our Prophet is!!! Our friends’ little boy also drew a picture of 2 flying unicorn octopodes with the Prophet! (They were hovering above his shoulders.)”



One child even reported a salamander sitting on top of the prophet’s head.

These two witnesses should be considered a sure sign that President Monson was being sustained by a flock of turtles and a celestial fusion of a unicorn and octopus. How grateful we are for divine messengers! How grateful we are for a prophet!

Albert Carrington
Albert Carrington
Albert Carrington served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until he was excommunicated for adultery. During his disciplinary court, Elder Carrington tried to argue that he had only committed "a little folly in Israel!", but the current brethren couldn't be bothered to give him a break. Learn more about Elder Carrington here.

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