“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters—my dear friends—please, first doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.8 We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1850: A tornado demolishes the north wall and weakens the south and east walls of the abandoned Nauvoo Temple so that they must be torn down.
1893: The first branch in American Samoa is organized in Pago Pago.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley visits Shenzhen, China, becoming the first Church President to visit mainland China.
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