Disciples Of Jesus Christ

And it came to pass that when
Jesus had spoken these words unto Nephi,
and to those who had been called,
(now the number of them who had been called,
and received power and authority to baptize, was twelve)
and behold, he stretched forth his hand unto the multitude,
and cried unto them, saying: Blessed are ye if ye shall
give heed unto the words of these twelve
whom I have chosen from among you
to minister unto you, and to be your servants;
and unto them I have given power that
they may baptize you with water;
and after that ye are baptized with water, behold,
I will baptize you with fire and with the Holy Ghost;
therefore blessed are ye if ye shall believe in me and
be baptized, after that ye have seen me and know that I am.
(3 Nephi 12:1)