Date: October 07, 2019 07:35PM
And then there was, I believe, Packer, who spoke in a Conference maybe around 2011 in which he seemingly was speaking as a prophet when he told those assembled that the youngest there that day would live to see their grandkids.
Here's a link to LDSliving's article on it and there's a link within the article to the conference talk - http://www.ldsliving.com/End-of-the-World-What-President-Packer-Said-About-It/s/79995
- in which the church admits he said:
"Sometimes you might be tempted to think as I did from time to time in my youth: 'The way things are going, the world’s going to be over with. The end of the world is going to come before I get to where I should be.' Not so! You can look forward to doing it right — getting married, having a family, seeing your children and grandchildren, maybe even great-grandchildren."
Of course, being who they are, they will allow the sheep to mill about, following any will-o'-the-wisp they care to. Because it's not about where they are going, it's about the lifestyle the GAs maintain as they ride herd on their flock.