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It's Time to Hasten the Hastening

In the April 2013 LDS General Conference, church leaders have recently emphasized the need for members to hasten the work. Admittedly, I have not been the swiftest in heeding this counsel, which is why I have begun to think about what it means to "hasten the work" and what I can do, personally, to hasten the hastening.
What Does It Mean to "Hasten the Work?"The "work" refers to the work of salvation or four-fold mission of the Church: to proclaim the gospel, to perfect the saints, to redeem the dead, and to care for the needy. While "the work" refers to all four of these emphases, special emphasis has recently been placed upon the gathering of Israel.  In the 2013 special mission presidents' training broadcast, Elder L. Tom Perry proclaimed, "the need and opportunity to share the gospel has never been greater." It is projected that the Church will have 100,000 full-time missionaries serving by December 2013; almost a 100% increase
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