But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. —Isaiah 53:5
In our mortal condition, no one is perfect. Even in our most diligent efforts to live the gospel, all of us will make mistakes, and all of us will sin. What a comforting assurance it is to know that through our Savior’s redeeming sacrifice, we can be forgiven and made clean again. —Ann M. Dibb
This Day in LDS History
1852: During a special conference in Salt Lake City, Church leaders announce 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.