And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.—Mark 6:41
Many nameless people with gifts equal only to five loaves and two small fishes magnify their callings and serve without attention or recognition, feeding literally thousands.—James E. Faust
This Day in Church History
1829: John the Baptist confers the Aaronic Priesthood on Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery on the banks of the Susquehanna River near Harmony, Pennsylvania, and instructs them to baptize each other and ordain each other to the Aaronic Priesthood.
1844: Josiah Quincy, a future mayor of Boston, visits Joseph Smith in Nauvoo and later states: “It is by no means improbable that some future textbook…will contain a question something like this: What historical American of the nineteenth century has exerted the most powerful influence upon the destinies of his countrymen? And is by no means impossible that the answer…may thus be written: Joseph Smith, the Mormon Prophet.”
1977: The Caracas Venezuela Stake, the first stake in Venezuela, is organized.
1988: The Aba Nigeria Stake, the first stake in both Nigeria and West Africa, is organized.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.