Elder Gong was called to be an apostle in April of 2018. No doubt he was excited about his new calling as a special witness
and must have wondered how it would affect him as he begins to bear witness to the world in his new calling. So, this is how he begins his first talk as an apostle:
Gong wrote:Dear brothers and sisters, when our sons were very young, I told them bedtime stories about beagle puppies and hummed bedtime hymns, including “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.”
Gong starts his new career as an apostle by talking about telling bedtimes stories. Puppy dog tails, sugar and spice, and every thing nice. That sort of thing. Then, in the next breath, Gong talks about how excited he is to be an apostle:
Gong wrote:Words—at least my words—cannot express the overwhelming feelings since President Russell M. Nelson lovingly took my hands in his, my dear Susan at my side, and extended this sacred call from the Lord that took my breath away and has left me weeping many times these past days.
Gong goes on to testify about how there are modern prophets, the Book of Mormon witness, and the promise of the second coming of Christ. But he also testifies of the "living reality of God"
wherein he assures his listeners that God lives.
Gong wrote:Everything worthy and eternal is centered in the living reality of God, our loving Eternal Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, and His Atonement, witnessed by the Holy Ghost. This is Easter Sunday. I reverently witness and solemnly testify of the living Christ—He who “died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven.”
My question for elder Gong is simple. Never mind the witness of the Holy Ghost
in bearing testimony in your claim of the living reality
of Jesus and his bodily resurrection; but rather, I ask you, Gong: Have you seen Jesus?
I'm pretty sure his answer would be a negative, "No"