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The Seventy are ordained ministers called of God to “preach the gospel, and to be especial witnesses unto the gentiles and in all the world.” (DC 104:11e)The Seventy are called to be traveling ministers and preachers of the Gospel, to persuade men to obey the truth; (DC 120:3b)

Their special commission is described as “preaching with the warning voice, baptizing, organizing and setting in order, then pushing their ministry into other fields until the world is warned.” (DC 122:8c)

The Gospel of Luke testifies that Jesus “appointed other Seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place where he himself would come. And he said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest…

And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you; And heal the sick that are therein, and say, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. (Luke 10:1-9)

The Seventy of the Restoration pledge before God and man their willingness to labor in the harvest field, for the Lord of the harvest