“For it is required of the Lord, at the hand of every steward, to render an account of his stewardship, both in time and in eternity. For he who is faithful and wise in time is accounted worthy to inherit the mansions prepared for him of my Father.” – D&C 72:3-4
“We live in perilous times when many believe we are not accountable to God and that we do not have personal responsibility or stewardship for ourselves or others. Many in the world are focused on self-gratification, put themselves first, and love pleasure more than they love righteousness. They do not believe they are their brother’s keeper. In the Church, however, we believe that these stewardships are a sacred trust.” – Quentin L. Cook
This Day in LDS History
1831 Joseph Smith receives Doctrine and Covenants 72, which appoints Newel K. Whitney to be a bishop of the Church in Kirtland and sets forth various responsibilities of bishops in the Church.
1961 The first twenty-nine missionaries enter the Missionary Training Mission (MLI), the forerunner of the Language Training Mission (LTM), and the Missionary Training Center (MTC), in Provo, Utah