“We will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them.” —Abraham 3:25
“The precious gift of your body enables you to exercise your agency and put your faith and obedience into action. Obedience to the commandments and standards enables each of you to be steadfast and immovable in protecting the precious gifts of your agency and your body.” —Elaine S. Dalton
This Day in LDS History
1861: The first baptisms in the Netherlands take place near the village of Broek-Akkerwoude.
1913: President Joseph F. Smith dedicates Mahonri Young’s Seagull Monument, commemorating the miracle of the gulls that ate crickets to destroy the crops of the Saints in the spring of 1848.
2000: The Boston Massachusetts Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley. This met President Hinckley’s April 1998 goal to have 100 operating temples by the end of 2000.
2005: President Gordon B. Hinckley announces a new temple to be built in the western part of the Salt Lake Valley (later named the Oquirrh Mountain Temple)
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.