“Wherefore, stand ye in holy places, and be not moved, until the day of the Lord come; for behold, it cometh quickly, saith the Lord.” —Doctrine & Covenants 87:8
“Holy places can also include moments in time—moments when the Holy Ghost testifies to us, moments when we feel Heavenly Father’s love, or moments when we receive an answer to our prayers. Even more, I believe any time you have the courage to stand for what is right, especially in situations where no one else is willing to do so, you are creating a holy place.” —Ann M. Dibb
This Day in LDS History
1841: Elder Orson Hyde ascends the Mount of Olives and dedicates the land of Palestine, praying, “Now, O Lord! They servant has been obedient to the heavenly vision which Thou gavest him in his native land…to dedicate this land unto Thee.”
1883: Hugh B. Brown, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a Counselor in the First Presidency, is born in Granger, Utah.
1932: Stephen R. Covey, later a New York Times best-selling author, a lecturer, and the founder of the Covey Leadership Center, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1988: President Thomas S. Monson of the First Presidency meets with officials of the German Democratic Republic (DDR) and asks for permission for the Church to send missionaries to the DDR and to call DDR citizens to serve missions to other countries. Government officials later grant his requests.
1999: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the reconstruction of the Nauvoo Temple.
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