Lydia Bailey Knight, Early Member of the Church
[The Prophet] stated
that the last dispensation had come, and the words of Jesus
were now in force: "Go ye into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature. . . . He then arose and poured
forth a golden stream of words, many of which were verily
pearls without price, setting for the restoration of the
gospel and the great work that had commenced on the earth.
Gordon B. Hinckley, 15th President of the Church, 1995–present
Within the space of that
twenty years preceding his death, Joseph Smith set in motion
a program for carrying the gospel to the nations of the
earth. I marvel at the boldness with which he moved. Even in
the infant days of the Church, in times of dark adversity,
men were called to leave homes and families, to cross the
sea, to proclaim the restoration of the gospel of Jesus
Christ. His mind, his vision encompassed the entire earth.
Brigham Young, 2nd President of the Church, 1847–1877
There is neither man or woman in this Church who is not on a mission. That mission will last as long as they live, and it is to do good, to promote righteousness, to teach the principles of truth, and to prevail upon themselves and everybody around them to live those principles that they may obtain eternal life.