“And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.” —Mark 12:41-44
“The heart of the widow who gave her two mites is a heart that will give all by making sacrifices; by enduring hardship, persecution, and rejection. The heart of the widow is defined by a willingness to give all for building up the kingdom of God on the earth.” —O. Vincent Haleck
This Day in LDS History
1901: Bathsheba Wilson Smith is sustained as the fourth general president of the Relief Society, with Annie Taylor Hyde and Ida Smoot Dusenberry as counselors.
1923: Relief societies throughout North America receive a charge to collect and repair clothing and shoes to ease the distress of the Saints in Germany following World War I.
1996: President Hinckley breaks ground for the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple.