“Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.” —3 Nephi 15:9
“Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying.” —Joseph B. Wirthlin
This Day in LDS History
1889: The Church sponsors a concert in the Tabernacle to raise money to help the victims of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood. This is one of the Church’s first major humanitarian efforts directed toward nonmembers.
1917: Joseph B. Wirthlin, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1966: Mark E Littman and Joel Izatt of the Human Planetarium assist Sydney E. King and V. Russell Capson in their efforts to place the stars in the heavens on a mural on the rotunda ceiling above where the Christus will be placed in the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The stars are painted to appear as they would have on 6 April 1830, the day the Church was organized.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Madrid Spain Temple.