“For as sure as thou livest, behold, I have seen my Redeemer; and he shall come forth, and be born of a woman, and he shall redeem all mankind who believe on his name.” – Alma 19:13
“Here then is a great truth. In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner’s fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong.” – James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1925 In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Elder Melvin J. Ballard organizes the South American Mission, the first mission in South America.
1981 Elder Gene R. Cook organizes the Otavalo Ecuador Stake, the first all-Indian stake in South America, with Luis Alfonso Morales C. as president.
1992 With the creation of the Harvest Park Ward in the Salt Lake Granger South Stake, the Church reaches the milestone of having twenty thousand wards and branches.