“On the evening of the twenty-first of September, after I had retired to my bed for the night, I betook myself to prayer and supplication to Almighty God for the forgiveness of all my sins and follies. While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside.” —Joseph Smith—History 1:29-30
“I testify that angels are still sent to help us, even as they were sent to help Adam and Eve, to help the prophets, and indeed to help the Savior of the world Himself.” —Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1823: During the night, the angel Moroni visits Joseph Smith for the first time and tells him about the gold plates.
1965: The First Presidency establishes a missionary quota in the United States, limiting the number of those serving to two per ward to comply with U.S. Selective Service rules during the Vietnam War.
1997: The Port-au-Prince Haiti Stake, the first stake in Haiti, is organized, with Reynolds Antoine Saint-Louis as president.