“And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom, seek learning even by study and also by faith.” – D&C 109:7
“The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes. And when we have learned what we need to learn and have brought with us the best that we have experienced, then we look ahead; we remember that faith is always pointed toward the future.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1911 The Church forms the first “MIA Scout” troop in Salt Lake City, with Arthur William Sadler, one of the Lord Baden-Powell’s original British Scouts. Later the Church formally associates with the Boys Scouts of America (1913).
1947 The First Presidency announces to the Saints in North America that the regular December fast day will be dedicated to relieving the suffering of the people in Europe resulting from World War II. About $210,000 is collected and distributed to Europeans of all faiths by an agency not connected with the Church.
1959 In Los Angeles, California, at the first televised awards show of the National Academy of Recording and Sciences, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is given a Grammy Award for its recording of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
Hayley is a lover of all things chocolate, good books, and her cute British husband. She has a degree from BYU in Psychology and English and is now the Relationship Manager for LDSBookstore.com. She served a mission to the Philippines and misses the mangoes, bananas and people terribly. She loves taking photos of people, watching reruns of the West Wing, and geeking out about family history.