“And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” —Genesis 1:31
“I marvel when I think of this world so rich in beauty, so perfect in function. This world was created by Jesus Christ under the direction of our Heavenly Father. Creation is one of the characteristics that defines God. He takes matter without form and molds it into stars, planets, and solar systems. ” —Mary Ellen Smoot
This Day in LDS History
1804: Emma Hale Smith, the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, is born in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
1875: At age ninety-two, Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, dies in Clarkston, Utah, and is buried with a copy of the Book of Mormon in his right hand and a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants in his left.
1949: The Chinese Mission is organized; it is discontinued in 1953.
1993: In Laie, Oahu, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga attends the Polynesian Cultural Center’s thirtieth-anniversary festivities.