“Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.” —Doctrine & Covenants 88:119
“Why are so many willing to give so much in order to receive the blessings of the temple? Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings.” —Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1903: The First Presidency authorizes the purchase of twenty-five acres of the original temple lot in Independence, Missouri, preparing the way for the first Latter-day Saint presence in Jackson County since the Saints’ expulsion some seventy years earlier.
1967: President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency dedicates the Salt Lake Temple Annex.
1968: Spain grants the Church official recognition.
1995: The Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Stake, the first stake in Papua New Guinea, is organized.