“[Zion’s] Borders Must Be Enlarged; Her Stakes Must Be Strengthened”

Doctrine and Covenants 82:14

14 For Zion must increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened; yea, verily I say unto you, Zion must arise and put on her beautiful garments.

President Harold B. Lee said:

“Today we are witnessing the demonstration of the Lord’s hand even in the midst of His Saints, the members of the Church. Never in this dispensation, and perhaps never before in any single period, has there been such a feeling of urgency among members of this church as today. Her boundaries are being enlarged, her stakes are being strengthened. . . .

“No longer might this church be thought of as the ‘Utah church,’ or as an ‘American church,’ but the membership of the Church is now distributed over the earth.”

(“Strengthen the Stakes of Zion,” Ensign, July 1973, 4–5.)