“And that they may grow up in thee, and receive a fulness of the Holy Ghost, and be organized according to thy laws, and be prepared to obtain every needful thing.” —Doctrine & Covenants 109:15
“When we gather our family histories and go to the temple on behalf of our ancestors, God fulfills promised blessings simultaneously on both sides of the veil.” —Dale G. Renlund
This Day in LDS History
1831: Joseph and Emma Smith adopt the twins of John and Julia Murdock. Julia Murdock died from childbirth, and Joseph and Emma had previously lost their own twins on April 30.
1895: After 66 days of deliberation, delegates to Utah’s constitutional convention sign the new Utah State Constitution, paving the way for statehood after waiting for more than 40 years.
1976: The Spain Barcelona Mission is organized.
1999: Ground is broken for the Baton Rouge Louisiana and Fiji Suva Temples.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.