One hundred and fifty nine years ago today, at a conference held at “Provo City, Utah Territory”, President Brigham Young opened his remarks by saying:
…if we are to build up the kingdom of God, or establish Zion upon the earth, we have to labor with our hands, plan with our minds, and devise ways and means to accomplish that object.
He then closed his remarks this way:
I feel to bless you all the time, and pray that we may be prepared to build up Zion and to inherit the fulness of the glory of God on the earth; this is my prayer continually. May the Lord bless you. Amen.
Any question as to whether building up Zion was important to President Young?