“I say unto you that as I have been suffered to spend my days in your service, even up to this time, and have not sought gold nor silver nor any manner of riches of you; Behold, I say unto you that because I said unto you that I had spent my days in your service, I do not desire to boast, for I have only been in the service of God.” —Mosiah 2:12, 16
“How essential it is that children be taught early in life the joy that comes from starting and fashioning a job that is the workmanship of their own hands. Teach children the joy of honest labor. Provide a foundation for life that builds confidence and fulfillment in each life.” —L. Tom Perry
This Day in LDS History
1793: John P. Greene, later a missionary and close friend of Joseph Smith, is born in Herkimer County, New York. A copy of the Book of Mormon left with the Greene family eventually converts Brigham Young and the entire Young family.
1985: The first branch is established in the Caribbean island country of Grenada.
1998: The First Presidency announces plans to build a temple in Raleigh, North Carolina.