“Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch not that which is unclean; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord.” —3 Nephi 20:41
“You are to be the royal army of the Lord in the last days. You are “youth of the noble birthright.” Live up to your godly potential. Remember who you are and the priesthood that you bear. Be modern-day sons of Helaman. Put on the whole armor of God.” —Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1810: Dan Jones, later a friend of Joseph Smith and successful missionary in Wales, where he baptized some 2,000 converts, is born in Halkyn, Wales.
1899: Ezra Taft Benson, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and thirteenth President of the Church, is born in Whitney, Idaho.
1991: The renovated Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, Illinois, is dedicated. The cemetery holds the graves of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum Smith, as well as others. The dedication is performed under the joint direction of Elder M. Russell Ballard and President Wallace Smith, president of the RLDS Church.
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