And ye shall offer for a sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will I baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not. —3 Nephi 9:20
When we ponder that vast throng who have died honorable defending home and hearth, we contemplate those immortal words, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man ay down his life for his friends.” The feelings of heartfelt gratitude for the supreme sacrifice made by so many cannot be confined to a Memorial Day, a military parade, or a decorated grave. —Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1829: Oliver Cowdery baptizes Joseph Smith’s younger brother Samuel at Harmony, Pennsylvania. Samuel is the third person baptized in this dispensation, following Oliver Cowdery and Joseph Smith on May 15.
1906: President Joseph F. Smith purchases the press that the first edition of the Book of Mormon will be printed on.
1935: The Brazilian Mission is organized. 1984: The Boise Idaho Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.
Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.