And it came to pass that I, Nephi, beheld the power of the Lamb of God, that it descended upon the saints of the church of the Lamb, and upon the covenant people of the Lord, who were scattered upon all the face of the earth; and they were armed with righteousness and with the power of God in great glory.—1 Nephi 14:14
Even during these difficult times, members “armed with righteousness” can do so many things. We can have love at home, even though the love of many waxes cold in the world. We can have inner peace even though peace has been taken from the earth.—Neal A. Maxwell
This Day in Church History
1839: The exodus of the Saints from Missouri to Illinois and Iowa begins following Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Bogg’s extermination order.
1865: Church agent Francis A. Hammond, under the direction of President Brigham Young, agrees to purchase a six thousand acre plantation in Laie on the Hawaiian island of Oahu for $14,000. Later the Church establishes the Church College of Hawaii (later known as BYU-Hawaii), the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Laie Hawaii Temple at the site.
1922: Barbara Bradshaw (Smith), later the tenth general president of the Relief Society, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.