“Hastening the work of salvation” is not just about missionary work. It’s more than a catchphrase, but it’s not a new Church program.
It is a revitalized emphasis on the Lord’s work of salvation which is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39). According to chapter 5 of the Church’s Handbook 2, the “work of salvation includes member missionary work, convert retention, activation of less-active members, temple and family history work, and teaching the gospel.”
Indeed, the Lord is hastening His work. And we can all sense it. The work is hastening, enlarging, and all-encompassing.