To those called to serve in the Church as priesthood leaders, Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve gave this counsel at the October 1995 general conference:
"Your responsibility to touch lives might seem overwhelming. You can take heart that you were called by the Savior. You have the same promise He gave those He called at the beginning of His earthly ministry. He called first humble men, uneducated, with less schooling and less gospel knowledge than the most recently ordained of you may have. But listen to what He said, and know that it applies to you:
" 'And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.
" 'And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
" 'And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.' (Matt. 4:18-20.)
"He will make you a fisher of men, however inadequate you may feel now. It won't be done by a mysterious process. It will be the natural result of your choosing to follow Him. Just think about what you must do to be a fisher of men, to touch lives with faith for Him. You will need to love the people you serve. You will need to be humble and full of hope. You will need to have the Holy Ghost as your companion to know when to speak and what to say and how to testify.
"But all of that will come naturally, in time, from the covenants you make and keep as you follow Him."