“For it is my will that these lands should be purchased; and after they are purchased that my saints should possess them according to the laws of consecration which I have given.” – D&C 105:29
“Sacrifice and consecration are inseparably intertwined. The law of consecration is that we consecrate our time, our talents, and our money and property to the cause of the Church: such are to be available to the extent they are needed to further the Lord’s interests on earth.” – Bruce R. McConkie
This Day in LDS History
1924: Russell M. Nelson, later a heart surgeon and President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1978: A new missionary training program is announced, requiring English-speaking missionaries to receive four weeks of training and missionaries learning other languages to receive the standard eight weeks of training at the new Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.