He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. —1 John 4:8-9
God is good. He is eager to forgive. He wants us to perfect ourselves and maintain control of ourselves. He does not want Satan and others to control our lives. We must learn that keeping our Heavenly Father’s commandments represents the only path to total control of ourselves, the only way to find joy, truth, and fulfillment in this life and in eternity. —Spencer W. Kimball
This Day in LDS History
1849: The original nineteen wards in the Salt Lake Valley are organized, giving a model for the future establishment of Church units throughout the world.
1875: Elder Wilford Woodruff performs the marriage sealing of Sagwhitch and Mogogah and of Ohetocump and Minnie, two Shoshone Indian couples in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. These are the first sealings of American Indian couples.
1970: Elder Gordon B. Hinckley organizes the Lima Stake, the first stake in Peru.