It is immensely helpful to understand that the work goes on all around us and after we have done all we can do…. President Lorenzo Snow stated it so well in General Conference on October 6, 1893. “Yes, in the next life we will have our wives, and our sons and daughters. If we do not get them all at once, we will have them some time, … You that are mourning about your children straying away will have your sons and your daughters. If you succeed in passing through these trials and afflictions and receive a resurrection, you will, by the power of the Priesthood, work and labor, as the Son of God has, until you get all your sons and daughters in the path of exaltation and glory.
This is just as sure as that the sun rose this morning over yonder mountains. Therefore, mourn not because all your sons and daughters do not follow in the path that you have marked out to them, or give heed to your counsels. Inasmuch as we succeed in securing eternal glory, and stand as saviors, and as kings and priests to our God, we will save our posterity.” (4 November 1893, DW, 47:610.) (Lorenzo Snow, The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, edited by Clyde J. Williams [Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1984], 195.)