Apostle John W. Taylor was present [at stake conference] and spoke powerfully upon the present condition and aspect of the work of the Lord. Said the three Nephite apostles would soon begin their labors among the nations and would break down the barriers that now prevent the carrying of the gospel to various nations. He said they would also visit the saints and many would not be able to recognize them because of the unfaithfulness of the people themselves. Said there were many in the congregation before him would would go upon missions to the various nations in the near future. He exhorted all to put themselves in order and for parents to have the patriarch to bless their children.
[James D. Cummings, Diary]