“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord. ” –
“Although there have always been challenges in the world, many of those which you face are unique to this time. But you are some of our Heavenly Father’s strongest children, and He has saved you to come to the earth “for such a time as this.” 20 With His help, you will have the courage to face whatever comes. Though the world may at times appear dark, you have the light of the gospel, which will be as a beacon to guide your way.” – Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1842: Elder Orson Hyde returns to Nauvoo from his historic mission to the Holy Land, during which he blessed the land and visited international capitals throughout Europe and the Middle East.
1920: Elder David O. McKay of the Twelve and Hugh J. Cannon, editor of the Improvement Era, board the Empress of Japan at Vancouver British Columbia, beginning their approximately 60,000-mile tour of missions throughout the world.
1953: The West German government grants the Church Koerperscaft Des Oeffentlichen Rechts (corporation under public law), giving it equal rights with the established churches in Germany. This is the first time in German history that a foreign church has been so honored.
1968:President Hugh B. Brown of the First Presidency conducts the site dedication and groundbreaking for the Washington D.C. Temple, the first temple in the eastern United States