“For I have consecrated the land of Kirtland in mine own due time for the benefit of the saints of the Most High, and for a stake to Zion.” —Doctrine & Covenants 82:13
“The few in Kirtland are now millions of ordinary Latter-day Saints across the world. They speak a multitude of languages but unite in faith and understanding through the language of the Spirit.” —Boyd K. Packer
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith presides at the laying of the cornerstone for the Kirtland Temple, the first temple completed in this dispensation.
1837: Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde preach in the Vauxhall Chapel in Preston, England, giving the first Latter-day Saint sermon in that country.
1847: Brigham Young ascends Big Mountain, where he views the Salt Lake Valley for the first time.
1971: The Fiji Mission is organized.
1994: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates a monument and burial site to fifteen handcart pioneers of the Wille company who died of exposure and starvation.