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Conversations: Brother Callister

February 23, 2016

Elder and Sister Callister

The Lord loves each one of us, and He hears and answers our prayers.

Sister Kathryn Callister and her husband, Brother Tad R. Callister, have witnessed that love in their own lives.

When their son Nathan was 15 years old, he became fixated on sports and distanced himself from his parents. Typical of some teenagers, Nathan offered one-word responses to his mom’s questions about his feelings, thoughts, and activities.

Sad and worried, Kathryn prayed to the Lord for His help. What should she do to strengthen her relationship with Nathan?

A few days later, she saw a sports magazine on a table in their home. She realized sports were they key to reaching her son. She read the magazine and began chatting with Nathan about what she learned. He listened. As they talked, he opened up to her about school assignments, friends, and life.

In this candid conversation with Brother and Sister Callister, Kathryn explains how that experience proved to her that Heavenly Father listens to the prayers of His children—and that includes you.

God cares about you and He will listen to you. If you have faith to seek answers, He will show them to you.