And I will bless them through thy name; for as many as receive this Gospel shall be called after thy name, and shall be accounted thy seed, and shall rise up and bless thee, as their father; —Abraham 2:10
When your first child is born, you become a father. The title father is sacred and eternal. It is significant that of all the titles of respect and honor and admiration that are given to Deity, He has asked us to address Him as Father. —Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
This Day in LDS History
1898: Spencer Dewey Adams, later the first Latter-Day Saint in Baseball’s major leagues, and the first to play in the World Series (1925), is born in Layton, Utah.
1937: Jon M. Huntsman, later an international businessman and philanthropist, is born in Blackfoot, Idaho.
1960: Evan Goulding, a Ricks College Student, wins the national calf roping championship at the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association finals.