“Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory! Let your hearts rejoice, and be exceedingly glad.” —Doctrine & Covenants 128:22
“Of all that has been collected, preserved, and written by historians over those many years, nothing exemplifies the importance and power of the Church’s history more than Joseph Smith’s simple and honest story of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appearing to him in what our history books now call the First Vision.” —Marlin K. Jensen
This Day in LDS History
1875: George W. Hill baptizes over 300 Shoshone Indians in the Malad River in Idaho and gives blessings to many sick members of the tribe.
1971: Dallin H. Oaks begins his term as the seventh president of BYU.
1989: The Kingdom of Jordan approves a Latter-day Saint center for culture and education to be established in Amman.
1999: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple.
2004: Mexico Church membership now reaches 1 million members. Mexico is the first country outside of the United States to reach such numbers.