This quote is by Harold B. Lee was then the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Harold B. Lee:
"And so I come to you today, with no shadow of doubting in my mind that I know the reality of the person who is presiding over this church, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. I know that he is. I know that he is closer to us than many times we have any idea. They are not an absentee Father and Lord. They are concerned about us, helping to prepare us for the advent of the Savior, whose coming certainly isn't too far away because of the signs that are becoming apparent" (in Conference Report, Apr. 1973, 180; or Ensign, July 1973, 124 ).