Oliver Granger, who was promised in the Doctrine and Covenants that his name would be held in "sacred remembrance" forever, was a very ordinary man. He did not always succeed in the tasks appointed him as a member of the church. But he represents the power to be found in the lives of ordinary Latter-day Saints.
"The few in Kirtland are now millions of ordinary Latter-day Saints across the Earth. They speak a multitude of languages but unite in faith and understanding through the language of the spirit.
"These faithful members make and keep their covenants and strive to be worthy to enter the temple. They believe the prophecies and sustain the ward and branch leaders.
"The calamities that the Lord foresaw now come upon an unrepentant world. At once, generation after generation of youth come forward. They are given in marriage. They keep the covenants made in the house of the Lord. They have children and do not let society set limits upon family life.
"Some worry over missions that were missed, or marriages that did not turn out, or babies that did not arrive, or children that seem lost, or dreams unfulfilled, or because age limits what they can do. I do not think it pleases the Lord when we worry because we think we never do enough or that what we do is never good enough.
"Let no one underestimate the power of faith in the ordinary Latter-day Saints . . . Nothing! No power can stop the progress of the Lord's work."