If there are problems in the mission that you can give me light on so that I can help your president and help you, that's what I'd like. If there are situations that are difficult, if there are problems that are unknown—let me give you one example.
This talk is commonly referred to as "Bruce R. McConkie's Last Testimony." Elder McConkie gave this talk in the Saturday morning session of General Conference in April 1985. He was not originally scheduled to speak at this conference because he was suffering from the late stages of cancer and was not thought to be well enough. However, Elder McConkie made a special request to speak at the conference knowing that this would likely be his last opportunity to speak publicly to the church. He passed away thirteen days after giving this testimony.
Several weeks ago the impression came to me strongly that I was to deliver to the members of the wards in the stake an explicit message about the meaning of the covenant we undertake in connection with temple marriage. At one time, I proposed within myself to put it off until Fall Semester when I thought it would be more appropriate, as more members would likely be present. However, it was made clear to me that no postponement was in order.