“Wherever [Elder Bednar] went, I noticed that he looked for opportunities to minister to ‘the one,'” President Kevin B. Pack of the Madrid Spain Mission observed during Elder Bednar’s recent trip to Spain and Portugal. “The one included a bishop leading a small congregation and feeling the weight of his calling, a missionary wanting to know he was in fact called of God, a less active member he met on the street of Las Palmas, a non-member of the Church wanting to know what he needed to do to believe . . . His visit was a living symbol to them of the Lord’s love for them, that He knows them, that He is aware of their situations, and that He is there for them if they will come unto Him.”
Elder David A. Bednar and local Church leaders were walking in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, in May when they were approached by a man.
“Are you from the Church?” he asked. The man told the group he was a Latter-day Saint, but that he had not been active for 25 years.
Elder Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles looked at the man and said, “It is time to come back.”