“For I had seen a vision; I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it, neither dared I do it; at least I knew that by so doing I would offend God, and come under condemnation.” – JSH 1:25
“Joseph Smith is the prophet of the Restoration. His spiritual work began with the appearance of the Father and the Son, followed by numerous heavenly visitations. He was the instrument in God’s hands in bringing forth sacred scripture, lost doctrine, and the restoration of the priesthood.” – Elder Neil L. Andersen
This Day in LDS History
1844: Brigham Young is transfigured and has the appearance of Joseph Smith. This occurred in a public meeting which was meant to settle Sidney Rigdon’s claim to leadership. That afternoon, the Saints voted to sustain the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, rather than Sidney Rigdon, as the leaders of the Church.
1974: U.S. president Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation. Several Saints played a significant role, including future Apostle, D. Todd Christofferson, law clerk to Judge John J. Sirica. Christofferson and Sirica were the first to hear the Nixon tapes, which resulted in the president’s resignation.
Lauren is studying Journalism at Brigham Young University and considers the East Coast home. She has a passion for writing, photography, skiing, hiking, and traveling. She enjoys studying German and is married to her best friend.