“I am like as yourselves, subject to all manner of infirmities in body and mind; yet I have been consecrated by my father, and was suffered by the hand of the Lord that I should be a ruler and a king over this people; and have been kept and preserved by his matchless power, to serve you with all the might, mind and strength which the Lord hath granted unto me.” —Mosiah 2:11
“It takes faith to believe that the resurrected Lord is watching over the daily details of His kingdom. It takes faith to believe that He calls imperfect people into positions of trust. It takes faith to believe that He knows the people He calls perfectly, both their capacities and their potential, and so makes no mistakes in His calls.” —Henry B. Eyring
This Day in LDS History
1856: Under the direction of Brigham Young, President Jedediah M. Grant of the First Presidency institutes the “Mormon Reformation” at a conference in Kaysville. The purpose of the reformation was to remind the Saints of their blessings and to call them to repentance for being lax in keeping the commandments.
1898: Lorenzo Snow is ordained as the fifth President of the Church, with George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors.
1937: Don Bluth, later a Disney animator for such classics as Sleeping Beauty (1955) and Pete’s Dragon (1977) and director of An American Tail (1987) and Land Before Time (1987) is born in El Paso, Texas.