“For behold the field is white already to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul.” – Doctrine & Covenants 4:4
“We need to be engaged as never before to match the excitement of our leaders and the commitment of our full-time missionaries. This work is not going to move forward in the Lord’s intended way without us!” – S. Gifford Nielsen
This Day in LDS History
1852: During a special conference in Salt Lake City, Church leaders announced the expansion of the missionary effort, including new fields of service in India, Siam, and Hong Kong.
1888: Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp (Teichert), later a gifted artist and the first woman to paint a mural in a temple (the world room in the Manti Temple), is born in Ogden, Utah.
1987: President Ezra Taft Benson dedicates the Frankfurt Germany Temple.
1993: Elder Russell M. Nelson attends the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, Illinois, exactly 100 years after the body rejected a Latter-day Saint delegation headed by Elder B.H. Roberts.