And now, verily, verily, I say unto thee, put your trust in that Spirit which leadeth to do good–yea, to do justly, to walk humbly, to judge righteously; and this is my Spirit. —Doctrine and Covenants 11:12
The world calls to you with unrelenting, noisy voices to “live it up,” “try everything,” “experiment and be happy.” Conversely, the Holy Ghost whispers and the Lord invites you to “walk in the paths of virtue,” “lay aside the things of this world,” “and cleave unto your covenants.” —Elaine S. Dalton
This Day in LDS History
1838: Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde arrive back in Kirtland after introducing the gospel to England.
1913: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites the Church’s MIA Scout organization to formally join the BSA, thus beginning a long association between the two groups.
1945: George Albert Smith is ordained and set apart as the eighth President of the Church.
1967: The Guatemala City stake, the first stake in Guatemala, is organized.
2016: Lightning strikes the Bountiful Utah Temple, damaging the Angel Moroni Statue. In 2009, lightning struck the Angel Moroni statue on the Oquirrh Mountain temple approximately two months prior to its dedication. Lightning has also struck the Timpanogos Utah, San Diego California, Denver Colorado, St. George Utah, and Dallas Texas temples. The Angel Moroni statues are engineered to act as lightning rods.