“And in that day Adam blessed God and was filled, and began to prophesy concerning all the families of the earth, saying: Blessed be the name of God, for because of my transgression my eyes are opened, and in this life I shall have joy, and again in the flesh I shall see God. And Eve, his wife, heard all these things and was glad, saying: Were it not for our transgression we never should have had seed, and never should have known good and evil, and the joy of our redemption, and the eternal life which God giveth unto all the obedient.” – Moses 5: 10-11
“Heavenly Father and family are inseparably connected. When we understand the many dimensions of this connection, we can begin to comprehend more completely how personal and individual are Heavenly Father’s love for and relationship to each of us.” – Quentin L. Cook
This Day in LDS History
1831 The Church purchases nearly sixty-four acres of the temple lot in Independence, Missouri, from Jones H. Flournoy at a cost of $130.
1980 The BYU football team wins the 1980 Holiday Bowl, the team’s first bowl victory, over Southern Methodist University. In the final minutes, the Cougars make an impressive comeback capped by quarterback Jim McMahon’s forty-six yard “hail Mary” touchdown pass to tight end Clay Brown in the closing seconds of the game. The game is later called the “Miracle Bowl.”
1988 Teresa Huges from Kingsport, Tennessee, becomes the four millionth visitor to Temple Square.
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
Hayley is a lover of all things chocolate, good books, and her cute British husband. She has a degree from BYU in Psychology and English and is now the Relationship Manager for LDSBookstore.com. She served a mission to the Philippines and misses the mangoes, bananas and people terribly. She loves taking photos of people, watching reruns of the West Wing, and geeking out about family history.