God’s children on the earth today have the opportunity to understand His plan of happiness for them more fully than at any other time.
A few weeks ago Elder Melvin R. Perkins, who is an Area Seventy serving in Alaska, and I stood at the pulpit in front of the congregation of the Vancouver British Columbia Stake in Canada. In a moving voice he invited the Saints to consider the image before them: a descendant of Mormon handcart pioneers and a pioneer convert of the Church from a faraway African nation serving the Lord side by side. …
(October 2009 General Conference talk by Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Seventy)