“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not.” —Doctrine & Covenants 4:4
“Membership in the Lord’s Church is a gift and a blessing which the Lord has given us in mortality, and He expects us to share that blessing with those who do not have it. We also have a great obligation to love our neighbors. It is the second of the two great commandments. Many of our neighbors are not yet members of the Church. We must be good neighbors. We must love all our Father’s children and associate with them.” —Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1900: The First Presidency announces the beginning of missionary training classes, one of the foundation stones of future missionary training programs.
1978: The First Presidency issues a letter announcing that “all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.”
1991: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir begins a twenty-one-day tour of eight European countries, including five countries in which the choir had never performed: Hungary, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Soviet Union.