“Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more,save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it…He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood.” – D&C 135:3
“Either Joseph Smith did see God and did converse with Him, and God Himself did introduce Jesus Christ to the boy Joseph Smith, and Jesus Christ did tell Joseph Smith that he would be the instrument in the hands of God of establishing again upon the earth the true Gospel of Jesus Christ—or Mormonism, so-called, is a myth. And Mormonism is not a myth! It is the power of God unto salvation; it is the Church of Jesus Christ, established under His direction, and all the disbelief of the world cannot change the fundamental facts connected with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” – Heber J. Grant
This Day in LDS History
1805 Joseph Smith, later the first prophet and President of the restored Church, is born in Sharon, Vermont.
1905 President Joseph F. Smith dedicates the Joseph Smith Memorial Cottage and Monument in Sharon, Vermont, on the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
1991 The African country of Congo grants the Church formal recognition.
1995 The Church announces a new logo for the name of the Church, focusing the design more prominently on the name of Jesus Christ.
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.