President Joseph Fielding Smithsaid: "While it may be said that we are but a handful in comparison to the world, yet we may be compared to the leven of which the Savior spoke . . . eventually will lift the whole world....."
Elder Boyd K. Packer added: "We can, and in due time certainly will, influence all of humanity. It will be known who we are and why we are. It might seem hopeless. It is monumentally difficult. But, it is not only possible, but certain, that we will win this battle against Satan." See: "We Will Lift the Whole World"
Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson