“And the first fruits of repentance is baptism; and baptism cometh by faith unto the fulfilling the commandments; and the fulfilling the commandments bringeth remission of sins.” —Moroni 8:25
“As essential and significant as the covenant of baptism is, it is only the beginning—the gate that puts us on the path to eternal life. Ahead on our journey are temple covenants to be made and priesthood ordinances to receive.” —Jean A. Stevens
This Day in LDS History
1846: U.S. president James K. Polk’s cabinet authorizes him to ask the Latter-day Saints to provide several hundred men in the war against Mexico. This was an important milestone on the road to enlisting the Mormon Battalion.
1864: Heber J. Grant is baptized in City Creek in Salt Lake City, the second of four future Presidents of the Church to be baptized in the same location.
1874: In one of the largest baptismal services among Native Americans in North America, William Lee and three other elders baptize one hundred Goshute Indians in Utah.