Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! 176 years ago, our pioneer ancestors crossed the plains and settled in Utah. Their unwavering faith and resilience in the face of challenges serve as a valuable lesson on how to lead a Christ-like life. How can you honor the pioneers today?
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And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.—Doctrine & Covenants 84:88
It is not enough to study or reenact the accomplishments of our pioneers. We need to identify the great, eternal principles they applied to achieve all they achieved for our benefit and then apply those principles to the challenges of our day.– Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in Church History
1847: Brigham Young enters the Salt Lake Valley, the journey from Winter Quarters having taken him 111 days. Having been ill with Colorado Tick Fever, he is one of the last of the pioneer company to enter the valley. That same day, those had arrived on July 22 begin planting crops.
1857: While celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Saints’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young receives word that U.S. President James Buchanan is sending an army against the Saints in Utah.
1929: The Czechoslovak Mission is organized.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the new 28 story Church Office Building in Salt Lake City.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
What is your favorite story of the pioneers?