“Wherefore, at that day when the book shall be delivered unto the man of whom I have spoken, the book shall be hid from the eyes of the world, that the eyes of none shall behold it save it be that three witnesses shall behold it, by the power of God, besides him to whom the book shall be delivered; and they shall testify to the truth of the book and the things therein.” —2 Nephi 27:12
“I bear my solemn testimony that the Book of Mormon was translated by the gift and power of God. It is God’s compelling witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ, the prophetic calling of Joseph Smith, and the absolute truth of this Church. May it become the keystone of our testimonies.” —Tad R. Callister
This Day in LDS History
1818: Mary Isabella Hales (Horne), later an original member of the first Relief Society (1842) and a women’s leader in Utah, is born in Rainham, England.
1998: During his visit to storm-stricken Nicaragua and Honduras, President Gordon B. Hinckley speaks to victims of Hurricane Mitch.
1999: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Billings Montana Temple.
1999: Ground is broken for the Perth Australia Temple. Elder Kenneth Johnson, a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy and the First Counselor in the Australia/New Zealand Area Presidency, presides over the ceremonies.