"Call upon the Lord, that his kingdom may go forth upon the earth, that the inhabitants thereof may receive it, and be prepared for the days to come. . . ." Doctrine and Covenants 65:5.
"Once we were recognized as a Utah church. Now we have become a great international body," President Gordon B. Hinckley said during the 2004 April general conference. "We have made a very long journey in reaching out to the nations of the world. . . . What has been accomplished is truly phenomenal."