“Let the companies be organized with captains of hundreds, captains of fifties, and captains of tens, with a president and his two counselors at their head, under the direction of the Twelve Apostles. And this shall be our covenant—that we will walk in all the ordinances of the Lord.” – D&C 136:3-4
“One important step of faith for you as a pioneer is to resist going along with the crowd in ways that would lead you astray. A modern pioneer also encourages others to stay on course. When you lead out in righteousness, others will follow you.” – Janette Hales Beckham
This Day in LDS History
1832 Joseph Smith and his companions arrive in Independence, Missouri, on their visit to organize the United Order.
1936 The Church announces that stake missions will be established Churchwide.
1999 Ground is broken for the San Jose Costa Rica Temple. Elder Julio E. Alvarado of the Seventy presides over the ceremony.