“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing, and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.” –
“We are all self-reliant in some areas and dependent in others. Therefore, each of us should strive to help others in areas where we have strengths. At the same time, pride should not prevent us from graciously accepting the helping hand of another when we have a real need. To do so denies another person the opportunity to participate in a sanctifying experience.” – Marion G. Romney
This Day in LDS History
1867: The Deseret telegraph line opens in St. George, Utah, Connecting the Saints in southern Utah with Church headquarters in Salt Lake City.
1887: C. Meyer Zulick, governor of Arizona, signs into law a bill repealing the anti-Mormon ‘test oath’ in Arizona, which had barred man Arizona Saints from voting by requiring voters to swear they did no believe in or practice polygamy.
1959: BYU studies begins publishing faith-promoting works of LDS scholarship, including articles,essays, and poetry on a variety of subjects.
1998: The First Presidency renews the call for all Church members to be active in volunteer service and political, governmental, and community leadership.