“Wherefore I, the Lord, have said, gather ye out from the eastern lands, assemble ye yourselves together ye elders of my church. And it shall be called the New Jerusalem, a land of peace, a city of refuge, a place of safety for the saints of the Most High God.” —Doctrine & Covenants 45:64, 66
“Our primary emphasis, however, should always be to make any necessary sacrifices to protect our own family and the rising generation. The vast majority of them are not yet in bondage to serious addictions or false ideologies. We must help inoculate them from a world that sounds a lot like the Jerusalem that Lehi and Jeremiah experienced. In addition, we need to prepare them to make and keep sacred covenants and to be the principal emissaries to help the Lord establish His Church and gather scattered Israel and the Lord’s elect everywhere.” —Quentin L. Cook
This Day in LDS History
1840: Orson Hyde leaves Commerce (Nauvoo), Illinois, for his mission to Jerusalem.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball rededicates the renovated Arizona Temple (later the Mesa Arizona Temple).
1993: Elder Neal A. Maxwell of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicates the Asian country of Mongolia for the preaching of the gospel.