“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1
“I love to sit or stand under the sky where heaven and earth meet, the high alpine peaks around me and to gaze at the stars at night, trying—always unsuccessfully—to wrap my mind around the eternity within my gaze, an eternity of both time and space…Yet, I always marvel at the quiet knowledge that settles upon me in those solitary moments of tranquility that, despite the vastness of the cosmos, the Lord of the universe knows puny me. ” – Elder Marcus B. Nash
This Day in LDS History
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.