Wilford Woodruff recounted when Joseph Smith prophesied during a priesthood meeting at Kirtland, Ohio, in April 1834:
Brethren, I have been very much edified and instructed in your testimonies here tonight, but I want to say to you before the Lord, that you know no more concerning the destinies of this Church and kingdom than a babe upon its mother’s lap. You don’t comprehend it.’ I was rather surprised. He said, ‘It is only a little handful of Priesthood you see here tonight, but this Church will fill North and South America—it will fill the world.– Wilford Woodruff, in Conference Report, Apr. 1898, p. 57
At a time when there were about 4,000 members of the church, what were the odds this prophecy would turn out to be true?