“Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, while I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my daughter; 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.” —Doctrine & Covenants 25:1-2
“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
1831: Emma Smith gives birth to twins, a boy and a girl, whom she and Joseph name Thaddeus and Louisa. The infants live only about three hours.
1879: Emma Hale Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, dies in Nauvoo, Illinois.
1986: It is estimated that Church membership is now 6 million members.
1993: Elder Thales Haskell Smith (a pediatrician) and Sister Charone Smith (a nurse), two of the first four missionaries to serve in a humanitarian capacity in Albania, visit with Mother Teresa, a native Albanian, at the Tirana Dystrophy Hospital.