“And as I said unto mine apostles, even so I say unto you, for you are mine apostles, even God’s high priests; ye are they whom my Father hath given me; ye are my friends.” – D&C 84:63
“Everyone needs good and true friends. They will be a great strength and blessing to you. They will influence how you think and act, and even help determine the person you will become.” – For the Strength of Youth
This Day in LDS History
1830: Hyrum Smith introduces Parley P. Pratt, who had borrowed a copy of the Book of Mormon from a Baptist deacon, to the Prophet Joseph Smith in Fayette, New York.
1854: Colonel Edward J. Steptoe arrives in Salt Lake City to take his appointed position as governor of the territory of Utah. When he sees how well Brigham Young is administering the territory, he petitions U.S. president Franklin Pierce to reappoint Brigham Young as governor; the president eventually follows this counsel.
1954: The First Presidency adapts the age for ordaining young men to the priesthood, making it 14 for teachers and 16 for priests (the previous ages having been 15 and 17).