O then despise not, and wonder not, but hearken unto the words of the Lord, and ask the Father in the name of Jesus for what things soever ye shall stand in need. Doubt not, but be believing, and begin as in times of old, and come unto the Lord with all your heart, and work out your own salvation with fear and trembling before him. —Mormon 9:27
What we consider dents and peeling paint on the well-used boat may turn out to be divinely sanctioned and divinely directed from an eternal perspective. The Lord has either had a hand in the dents and the peeling paint or He uses them for His own purposes. I know myself that the Lord, Jesus Christ, directs His work on the earth today. His servants today know Him well. —Dale G. Renlund
This Day in LDS History
1937: Patricia Peterson (Pinegar), later the ninth general president of the Primary, is born in Cedar City, Utah.
1963: The Milwaukee Stake, the first stake in Wisconsin, is organized, with DeWitt C. Smith as president.
1992: The Russia St. Petersburg Mission is organized.
2008: Thomas S. Monson becomes the president of the church.