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Carcassonne, a city in France that has stood since medieval times, is protected by large walls. Watchmen in ancient times climbed the city’s tall towers to spot impending danger and warn the people of Carcassonne of the things they could not see.

During BYU Women’s Conference on May 4, Sister Kathy Andersen spoke of visiting the city with her husband, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. They thought of the people who lived in the city centuries ago, and then they thought of Latter-day Saints today.

Church members are like the people of Carcassonne, and the prophet is the watchman on the tower, she said.

“This is our day. This is our time,” she said. “As we help prepare for the Second Coming of the Savior, we have to know what we have been asked to do by the prophet of our day, and then we have to have the faith and courage to simply do it.”

Speaking to thousands gathered in the BYU Marriott Center, Sister Andersen said one of her favorite stories is found in 2 Kings 5.

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