“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” – Mark 4:37-40
“Often as we experience the storms of life, we witness the Lord’s hand in providing eternal protections.” – Quentin L Cook
This Day in LDS History
1831: The Church purchases nearly sixty-four acres of the temple lot in Independence, Missouri, from Jones H. Flournoy at a cost of $130.
1980: The BYU football team wins the 1980 Holiday Bowl, the team’s first bowl victory, over Southern Methodist University. In the final minutes, the Cougars make an impressive comeback capped by quarterback Jim McMahon’s forty-six-yard ‘hail Mary’ touchdown pass to tight end Clay Brown in the closing seconds of the game. The game is later called the ‘Miracle Bowl.’
1988: Teresa Hughes from Kingsport, Tennessee, becomes the four millionth visitor to Temple Square.