The following letter was delivered to the apostles earlier today.
Dear Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
By now, I’m assuming that you are aware of what is taking place nightly in the shadow of our gorgeous and sacred Salt Lake Temple. Just in case, here are the details again.
For a total of fifteen days, an event is being held across the street from temple square. It is called Temple-side Chat with an Apostle. Each day, one of the apostles will be invited to join us. A chair will be provided for his comfort. The chat will last around an hour, unless the apostle desires to extend it.
People will gather each evening. Many will be victims and survivors of the heartbreaking consequences resulting from youth interviews. They desire to speak directly with those responsible for the policies that enabled the crippling indignities suffered while they were mere children.
The stories of hundreds of these good people were delivered to your offices last March. Elder Christofferson has read them all. He described them as TRAGIC. To many survivors, it has been highly meaningful that their accounts actually landed on Elder C’s desk. That he read them is huge. Just think what it would mean to them for an actual apostle to listen in-person to these TRAGIC stories.
A central purpose of the Savior’s gospel is healing. Our gentle Lord was in constant out-reach to those who were shunned by the priesthood holders of his time.
Jesus is lauded for healing in his wings. As a Special Witness of Christ, please come and spread that healing to those we have harmed. You will be spreading the Balm of Gilead not only among those present, but among thousands upon thousands around the world.
The Temple-side Chat with an Apostle begins every night at 7:00pm on the sidewalks of South Temple Street. If you would prefer a different venue, please let me know and we’ll happily convene there. Here is the schedule of invitations.
July 29: Elder Soares—Failed to show.
July 30: Elder Gong–Failed to show.
July 31: Elder Renlund–Failed to show.
Aug 1: Elder Stevenson–Failed to show.
Aug 2: Elder Rasband—Failed to show.
Aug 3: Elder Anderson–-Failed to show.
Aug 4: Elder Christofferson–-Failed to show.
Aug 5: Elder Cook–Failed to show.
Aug 6: Elder Bednar–Failed to show.
Aug 7: Elder Uchtdorf–-Failed to show.
Aug 8: Elder Holland–Failed to show.
Aug 9: Elder Ballard–Failed to show.
Aug 10: President Eyring
Aug 11: President Oaks
Aug 12: President Nelson
Thanks for your heartfelt consideration,
P.S. Yesterday, referring to me, you stated: “Further meetings with him are not necessary.” If you prefer that I not to be at the Temple-Side Chat when you are present, I’ll gladly accommodate. Healing victims and protecting children are my primary concerns.