“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” – John 14:15
“As we follow Jesus Christ, His love motivates us to support each other on our mortal journey. We cannot do it alone. You have heard me share the Quaker proverb before: Thee lift me, I’ll lift thee, and we’ll ascend together eternally. As disciples, we begin to do this when we are baptized, showing our willingness “to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light.”” – Robert D. Hales
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith presides at the laying of the cornerstone for the Kirtland Temple, the first temple completed in this dispensation.
1837: Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde preach in the Vauxhall Chapel in Preston, England, giving the first Latter-day Saint sermon in that country.
1847: Brigham Young ascends Big Mountain, where he views the Salt Lake Valley for the first time.
1971: The Fiji Mission is organized.
1994: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates a monument and burial site to fifteen handcart pioneers of the Wille company who died of exposure and starvation.