Brigham Young Addresses a Group of Missionaries | Day in the Life of Wilford Woodruff

Speaker: Heidi Chapman

Writer: Maddie Christensen

Editor: Jacob Edmunds

Day in the Life


Hello, my name is Heidi. I'm coming to you from beautiful, rainy Oregon. I'd like to share with you a Day in the Life of Wilford Woodruff.

On April 25, 1860, Wilford recorded an address given by Brigham Young to some missionaries. He wrote,

“At the close of the blessing of the missionaries President Young addressed them in a very edifying manner among other remarks, he said ‘I want you to go upon your mission in the spirit of God. You will do more good by bearing testimony of the work of God through the Holy Ghost than all the arguments you can use. You may take two men, one may be very learned in all the arts & sciences of the day and be able to preach a Bible & a half in one sermon, and the other man may be ignorant of these things but be filled with the Holy Ghost. Let one preach by his learning & argument the other by the Holy Ghost & the man that preaches by the Holy Ghost will make ten saints where the other will one. The Elders should seek diligently to obtain all knowledge in their power but they should obtain the Holy Ghost to assist them in their ministry.’”

Today we'd like to ask those of you that have served missions: What was some good advice that you received on your mission?