“Dear and well-beloved brother, Brigham Young, verily thus saith the Lord unto you: My servant Brigham, it is no more required at your hand to leave your family as in times past, for your offering is acceptable to me. I have seen your labor and toil in journeyings for my name. I therefore command you to send my word abroad.” – Doctrine & Covenants 126:1-3
“When I first commenced preaching, I made up my mind to declare the things that I understood. It was my duty to rise before a congregation of strangers and say that the Lord lives.” – Brigham Young
This Day in LDS History
1839: Elders Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt leave Nauvoo to embark on the mission of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to England.
1877: President Brigham Young dies in Salt Lake City at age 76, after serving the Church for more than 42 years.
1886: In Haifa, Elder Jacob Spori baptizes Johan George Grau, the first convert in Palestine.
2010: The Kyiv Ukraine Temple is dedicated, the first temple built in a nation of the former Soviet Union.