And I, God, created man in mine own image. And I blessed them, and said unto them: Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.—Moses 2:28
There are three principles taught in the proclamation which I think are especially in need of steadfast defenders. The first is marriage between a man and a woman. Let us be defenders of marriage as the Lord has ordained it while continuing to show love and compassion for those with differing views. —Bonnie L. Oscarson
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith provides the plat of the “City of Zion,” featuring square blocks, large home lots, and street running in four cardinal directions. The design is intended to serve a city of up to twenty thousand inhabitants and becomes the basic model for LDS settlements in the Intermountain West.
1966: The Bermuda Branch, the first branch in Bermuda, is organized.
1976: As a goodwill gesture by the state of Missouri to symbolically apologize for past abuse to Latter-day Saints, Missouri governor Christopher S. Bonds signs an executive order rescinding the infamous “extermination order” issued in October 1838 by Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.