After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.—Genesis 15:1
If we would escape those deadly thrusts of the evil one and keep our homes and families free and solidly fortified against all destructive influences so rampant about us, we must have the help of the very founder and organizer of this family plan—the Creator himself. There is only one sure way and that is through the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and being obedient to its profound and inspired teachings.—Spencer W. Kimball
This Day in Church History
1851: Five hundred settlers leave Payson, Utah, for California, where they would found a Church-sponsored settlement at San Bernardino.
1958: Bruce Hurst, later a professional baseball pitcher, is born in St. George, Utah.
1988: At a dinner commemorating the 350th anniversary of the first Swedish settlement in the United States, the king and queen of Sweden entertain a group of guests that include President Thomas S. Monson, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Frances.
2000: The Testaments: Of One Fold and One Shepherd, a film portraying the mission of the Savior in the Holy Land and on the American continent, opens to the public in the Legacy Theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
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.