“Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.” —Matthew 13:43-44
“The Lord’s kingdom encompasses not only Church and family, but also the hearts and minds of His people. I bear witness that the kingdom of God has been restored to the earth, never to be taken away again.” —Bruce D. Porter
This Day in LDS History
1855: John Smith, son of Hyrum Smith, is ordained Patriarch of the Church.
1979: Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, organizes the Nauvoo Illinois Stake, the Church’s one-thousandth stake.
1981: President Spencer W. Kimball and King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV break ground for the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple. Nearly seven thousand attend the ceremony.