“And now, my dearly beloved brethren and sisters, let me assure you that these are principles in relation to the dead and the living that cannot be lightly passed over, as pertaining to our salvation. For their salvation is necessary and essential to our salvation, as Paul says concerning the fathers—that they without us cannot be made perfect—neither can we without our dead be made perfect.” – D&C 128:15
“Elijah came not only to stimulate research for ancestors. He also enabled families to be eternally linked beyond the bounds of mortality. Indeed, the opportunity for families to be sealed forever is the real reason for our research.” – Russell M. Nelson
This Day in LDS History
1941 Harold B. Lee is ordained a member of the Twelve, replacing Reed Smoot, who had died.
1958 Hugh B. Brown is ordained a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, replacing Adam S. Bennion, who had died.
1991 The New York Times announces that Laurel Thatcher Ulrich has won the Pulitzer Prize in history for A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, (1785-1812).