Wherefore, my beloved brethren, I know that if ye shall follow the Son, with full purpose of heart, acting no hypocrisy and no deception before God, but with real intent, repenting of your sins, witnessing unto the Father that ye are willing to take upon you the name of Christ, by baptism—yea, by following your Lord and your Savior down into the water, according to his word, behold, then shall ye receive the Holy Ghost; yea, then cometh the baptism of fire and of the Holy Ghost; and then can ye speak with the tongue of angels, and shout praises unto the Holy One of Israel.—2 Nephi 31:13
The ordinance of baptism by immersion for the remission of sins requires us to trust in Him, rely upon Him, and follow Him.—David A. Bednar
This Day in Church History
1813: William Pitt, later a musician and leader of the Nauvoo Brass Band, is born in Dymock, England.
1878: Lightning strikes the tower of the St. George Temple (later the St. George Utah Temple) and damages it slightly.
1999: The First Presidency announces The Hague Netherlands Temple in a letter to local priesthood leaders.
1999: BYU athletics unveils its new look, which includes new colors, a new logo, and new uniforms.
What were some of the feelings you experienced at your baptism?
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.