And I know that the Lord God will consecrate my prayers for the gain of my people. And the words which I have written in weakness will be made strong unto them; for it persuadeth them to do good; it maketh known unto them of their fathers; and it speaketh of Jesus, and persuadeth them to believe in him, and to endure to the end, which is life eternal.—2 Nephi 33:4
Sacred experiences gain validity by being recorded. Any experience assumes perspective. And seen over a period of years, a life recorded day by day and page by page assumes pattern and purpose. A journal thus becomes a vehicle for seeing God’s interaction with us.—Janet Brigham
This Day in Church History
1841: Joseph Smith establishes the Nauvoo Lyceum, a theological school to help prepare missionaries for their duties in proclaiming the gospel to the world.
1970: Six Latter-day Saint missionaries arrive in Jakarta. They are the first to serve in Indonesia.
1994: The Addis Ababa Branch, the first branch of the Church in Ethiopia, is organized, with Girma Denisa as president.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.