"Go forward and not backward. Courage. . . and on, on to the victory!" — Doctrine and Covenants 128:22.
"The Church has never been in a better position than at present," said President Ezra Taft Benson.
"There are more devoted members than ever before. Missionary work has caused us to rapidly expand throughout the world. Family history work and temple work have significantly increased. Leadership has improved.
"Our youth are more spiritually prepared than ever before. We are pleased with the activation of many of our brethren and sisters. We encourage priesthood and auxiliary leaders to continue this great effort.
"Latter-day Saints, we commend you! We commend your faithfulness. Never have our opportunities and our blessings been so great" (Ensign, October 1992, p. 2).