And it came to pass that I did frankly forgive them all that they had done, and I did exhort them that they would pray unto the Lord their God for forgiveness. And it came to pass that they did so. —1 Nephi 7:21
It can be very difficult to forgive someone the harm they’ve done us, but when we do, we open ourselves up to a better future. No longer does someone else’s wrongdoing control our course. When we forgive others, it frees us to choose how we will live our own lives. Forgiveness means that problems of the past no longer dictate our destinies, and we can focus on the future with God’s love in our hearts. —David E. Sorensen
This Day in LDS History
1832: Joseph B. Brackenbury, a missionary, is poisoned by anti- Mormons, becoming the first martyr of the dispensation.
1880: In Copenhagen, Denmark, Andrew Jenson publishes Ungdommens Raadgiver, the first LDS periodical for young people in Scandinavia.
2016: The Church announces three new missions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo Mbuji-Mayi Mission, the Nigeria Owerri Mission, and the Vietnam Hanoi Mission.