Elder Neil L. Anderson of the Quorum of the Twelve has said;"The gift of the Holy Ghost is a spiritual gift. It is sensitive and will not beassociated with unworthiness. You cannot offend or ignore it one day and expectit to strengthen you the next day. But as you heed its promptings and remain righteous, it will grow stronger within you. The Holy Ghost warns people of physical danger; the Holy Ghost will also warn you of spiritual danger."Today, I would like to share with you some ways that the Holy Ghost has helped strengthen the family I have just introduced you to.I’d like to give you some examples of times that the Holy Ghost warned my family of both physical and spiritualdanger. About four years ago, J and I were living in Southern California. We lived in Riverside County, which has an unbelievable gang problem. I was working for *** Police Department, and we literally had drive by shootings at least oncea week. Drugs and prostitution are rampant. We lived in what was considered the “best” area of town, yet almost every other house on our street had at least one gang member living in it. One time we were out walking our dog and were attacked bya neighbor’s pit bull. Another time, I saw a neighbor beating his wife in the street in front of several witnesses, and when I called the police I was told therewas not a single other report of the occurrence. Our house had an alarm system,we parked our locked cars in the garage and still set the car alarms. J and I had been married 6 years, and had lived in the same city the whole time. We wereused to the heat, the smog, and the crime. We would walk outside at night, not really fearful of the dangers. I worked the graveyard shift and would go joggingoutside my work, next door to the county jail, on my lunch break at 3 am with out a second thought. I carried my cell phone and pepper spray, so I was ok. J worked in San Bernardino, the next major city over. San Bernardino is the murder capital of the United States. The gang and prostitution problems are about the same as in Riverside, but the drug manufacturing and distributing problem is significantly worse. As is the murder problem! Yet, this example is not one of physical danger. We were, with out realizing it, in spiritual danger. Since neither ofus was involved in church, most of our circle of friends came from our co-workers. These were what would be considered “good” people. Mostly police officers,fire fighters, and their wives. They did not do drugs, physically abuse their families,or engage in illegal activities. However, they drank, at times heavily. They swore as easily as breathing, quite a few of them were having extramarital affairs. Luckily, J and I avoided those pitfalls, but by surrounding ourselves with these influences, we were facing serious spiritual danger.At this time, my husband was not a member of the church. He had even gone so faras to tell me “I will never join your church.” He had never expressed any interestin learning about the gospel or asked me what we believed. In 2005 we were at myfamily reunion in ***, Utah. Late one night in our hotel, out of the blue, he asked me to tell him what we believed. It is my belief that he was listening to aprompting from the Holy Ghost. I don’t know that he was in any immediate spiritual danger, but because he asked me then, I had the ability to answer his questions with the support of my family. Anything I didn’t know or couldn’t remember after being inactive for years, I could ask my grandfather who is a former Bishop, or my father who was his High Priest group leader, or any number of extended familyincluding Elder’s Quorum presidents, Primary and Relief Society presidents, and Stake presidents. Because J was showing an interest in the gospel, it gave me thepush I needed to return to the church. It was not immediate, but less than a year later I was again active in the church, and J was on his way to being baptized. At that same time, both J and I felt the prompting to leave Southern California. We knew that we could not raise a family there. We felt the spirit guiding us,but we didn’t know where we needed to go. At that same family reunion we began talking to our family about the places they lived. Luckily my aunt and uncle werethere. They invited us to visit them here in ***. Coming here that first time, both J and I immediately knew that our children would be born here. J and I couldhave easily ignored those promptings, or made excuses why we couldn’t just move,but I do believe that would have eventually left our family in grave spiritual danger.