“And it came to pass that as I was thus racked with torment, while I was harrowed up by the memory of my many sins, behold, I remembered also to have heard my father prophesy unto the people concerning the coming of one Jesus Christ, a Son of God, to atone for the sins of the world. Now, as my mind caught hold upon this thought, I cried within my heart: O Jesus, thou Son of God, have mercy on me, who am in the gall of bitterness, and am encircled about by the everlasting chains of death. And now, behold, when I thought this, I could remember my pains no more; yea, I was harrowed up by the memory of my sins no more. And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold; yea, my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain! Yea, I say unto you, my son, that there could be nothing so exquisite and so bitter as were my pains. Yea, and again I say unto you, my son, that on the other hand, there can be nothing so exquisite and sweet as was my joy.” – Alma 36:17-21
“You can change anything you want to change, and you can do it very fast. That’s another satanic suckerpunch—that it takes years and years and eons of eternity to repent. It takes exactly as long to repent as it takes you to say, “I’ll change”—and mean it.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1830 Joseph Smith baptizes Edward Partridge, later the first bishop of the Church, in the Seneca River. The Prophet receives D&C 35 and 36 in behalf of Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge.
1960 The Winter Quarters Stake, the first stake in Nebraska, is organized, with William D. Hardy as president.
1999President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates the Edmonton Alberta Temple.
News & Upcoming Events
November 21 – January 3, 2014 – Savior of the World Performance
November 28 – December 31, 2014 2014 Temple Square Christmas Lights
December 1-31, 2014 Christmas Lights and Concert Events at Oakland Temple
December 4, 2014 – January 1, 2015 Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights
November 28, 2014 – January 5, 2015 Kirtland Christmas Exhibit