Gethsemane | 9 April 2020

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Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. —Matthew 26:38-39

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And now, as pertaining to this perfect atonement, wrought by the shedding of the blood of God–I testify that it took place in Gethsemane and at Golgotha, and as pertaining to Jesus Christ, I testify that he is the Son of the Living God and was crucified for the sins of the world. He is our Lord, our God, and our King. This I know of myself independent of any other person. Bruce R. McConkie

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This Day in LDS History

1852: A number of Saints on their way to Utah are killed when the Saluda, the steamboat they are riding, explodes at Lexington, Missouri.
1906: David O. McKay is ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, replacing Marriner W. Merrill, who had died.
1951: David O. McKay is sustained as the ninth President of the Church, with Stephen L Richards and J. Reuben Clark as counselors.

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