And these are the words which he spake and caused to be written, saying: My brethren, all ye that have assembled yourselves together, you that can hear my words which I shall speak unto you this day; for I have not commanded you to come up hither to trifle with the words which I shall speak, but that you should hearken unto me, and open your ears that ye may hear, and your hearts that ye may understand, and your minds that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to your view. —Mosiah 2:9
Oh, how we need general conference! Through conferences our faith is fortified and our testimonies deepened. And when we are converted, we strengthen each other to stand strong amid the fiery darts of these last days. —Robert D. Hales
This Day in LDS History
1920: Elder David O. McKay of the Twelve and Hugh J. Cannon, editor of the Improvement Era, board the Empress of Japan at Vancouver British Columbia, beginning their approximately 60,000-mile tour of missions throughout the world.
1953: The West German government grants the Church Koerperschaft des Oeffentlichen Rechts (Corporation under Public Law), giving it equal rights with the established churches in Germany. This is the first time in German history that a foreign church has been so honored.
1968: President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency conducts the site dedication and groundbreaking for the Washington D.C. Temple, the first temple in the eastern United States.