Speaking during the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, President Ballard addressed the topic, “Behold, the Field Is White Already to Harvest.”

Hyrum Smith, the Prophet Joseph’s older brother, was one of his earliest and most faithful supporters, said President Ballard. “He knew that his younger brother had been called of God to restore the fulness of the gospel.”

On one occasion in 1829, Hyrum traveled more than 160 miles from his home in Palmyra, New York, to where Joseph and Emma were living in Harmony, Pennsylvania, to find out more about what had been revealed to Joseph. In response to the visit, the Prophet received for Hyrum a Revelation recorded in Doctrine and Covenants section 11.