“Behold I have given unto you my gospel, and this is the gospel which I have given unto you—that I came into the world to do the will of my Father, because my Father sent me.” —3 Nephi 27:13
“When we are righteous, willing, and able, when we are striving to be worthy and qualified, we progress to places we never imagined and become part of Heavenly Father’s “divine design.” Each of us has divinity within us. When we see God working through us and with us, may we be encouraged, even grateful for that guidance.” —Ronald A. Rasband
This Day in LDS History
1820: John Shark, later known as the ‘Railroad Bishop’ because of his supervision of the construction of portions of the Union Pacific, Utah Central, and Utah Southern Railroad lines, is born in Devon Iron Works, Scotland.
1871: President Brigham Young breaks ground for the St. George Temple (later the St. George Utah Temple). President George A. Smith, First Counselor in the First Presidency, offers the site dedicatory prayer.
1952: The Detroit Stake, the first stake in Michigan, is organized, with George W. Romney as president.
1978: Latter-day Saints missionaries enter the African republic of Nigeria for the first time.