“And he said unto the children of men: Follow thou me. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, can we follow Jesus save we shall be willing to keep the commandments of the Father?And the Father said: Repent ye, repent ye, and be baptized in the name of my Beloved Son.” – 2 Nephi 31:10-11
“Repentance is a divine gift, and there should be a smile on our faces when we speak of it. It points us to freedom, confidence, and peace. Rather than interrupting the celebration, the gift of repentance is the cause for true celebration.” – D. Todd Christofferson
This Day in LDS History
1842 William Smith publishes the first issue of the “Wasp,” a Nauvoo community newspaper.
1918 Richard W. Young, a nephew of Brigham Young, becomes the first Latter-day Saint to obtain the rank of general in the U.S. Army.
1993 The first convert in the African nation of Ethiopia is baptized.