Thomas S. Monson, Apostle, 1963–present
One bright morning
Joseph walked up to John E. Page and said, "Brother John,
the Lord is calling you on a mission to Canada." John E.
Page was rather astonished and said, "Why, Brother Joseph, I
can't go on a mission to Canada. I don't even have a coat to
wear." The Prophet Joseph took his own coat from his back,
handed it to John Page, and said, "Here, John, wear this,
and the Lord will bless you." Brother Page took the coat,
went to Canada, and in two years walked five thousand miles
and baptized six hundred souls, because he trusted in the
words of a prophet of God.
Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church, 1847–1877
When you are called to . . . preach the Gospel . . . , take a course to save every person. There is no man or woman within the pales of saving grace, but what is worth saving. There is no intelligent being, . . . but what is worth, I may say, all the life of an Elder to save in the kingdom of God.
Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th President of the Church, 1970–1972
The day shall come when "every man shall hear the fulness of the Gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language through those who are ordained to this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them for the revelation of Jesus Christ [D&C 90:11]." It is the plan from the foundation of the earth that every soul shall have the opportunity of hearing the Gospel.