“As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began” —Luke 1:70
“An essential truth we learn from the First Vision and the Prophet Joseph Smith is that God calls prophets, seers, and revelators to instruct, guide, warn, and lead us. These men are God’s mouthpieces on earth, with the authority to speak and act in the name of the Lord. By strictly following their counsel, we will be protected and receive choice blessings in our journey on this earth.” —Adilson de Paula Parrella
This Day in LDS History
1872: Abraham O. Woodruff, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the first General Authority to have obtained a PH.D., is born in Fillmore, Utah.
1914: Rex C. Reeve Sr., later a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, is born in Hinckley, Utah
1918: Heber J. Grant becomes the seventh president of the church, with Anthony H. Lund and Charles W. Penrose as Counselors.
1958: The Cincinnati Stake, the first stake in Ohio since the Kirtland Era, is organized, with Thomas Blair Evans as president.