“All those who receive my gospel are sons and daughters in my kingdom. A revelation I give unto you concerning my will; and if thou art faithful and walk in the paths of virtue before me, I will preserve thy life, and thou shalt receive an inheritance in Zion. Behold, thy sins are forgiven thee, and thou art an elect lady, whom I have called.” – Doctrine & Covenants 25:1-3
“I desire the Spirit of God to know and understand myself, that I might be able to overcome whatever of tradition or nature that would not tend to my exaltation in the eternal worlds. I desire a fruitful, active mind, that I may be able to comprehend the designs of God when revealed through His servants without doubting.” – Emma Smith
This Day in LDS History
1804: Emma Hale Smith, the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, is born in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
1875: At age ninety-two, Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, dies in Clarkston, Utah, and is buried with a copy of the Book of Mormon in his right hand and a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants in his left.
1949: The Chinese Mission is organized; it is discontinued in 1953.
1993: In Laie, Oahu, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga attends the Polynesian Cultural Center’s thirtieth-anniversary festivities.