The earth will be smitten with a curse unless there is a welding link of some kind or other between the fathers and the children, upon some subject or other—and behold what is that subject? It is the baptism for the dead.—Doctrine and Covenants 128:18
Have you prayed about your own ancestors’ work? Set aside those things in your life that don’t really matter. Decide to do something that will have eternal consequences. Perhaps you have been prompted to look for ancestors but feel you are not a genealogist. Can you see that you don’t have to be anymore? It all begins with love and a sincere desire to help those beyond the veil who can’t help themselves. —Richard G. Scott
This Day in LDS History
1852: A number of Saints on their way to Utah are killed when the Saluda, the steamboat they are riding, explodes at Lexington, Missouri.
1906: David O. McKay is ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, replacing Marriner W. Merrill, who had died.
1951: David O. McKay is sustained as the ninth President of the Church, with Stephen L Richards and J. Reuben Clark as counselors.