“Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God.” – Ether 12:4
“Just as ships need anchors to keep them from drifting away on the open seas, people need spiritual anchors in their lives if they are to remain steadfast and not drift into the sea of temptation and sin. Faith in God and in his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the main anchor we must have in our lives to hold us fast during times of social turbulence and wickedness that seem to be everywhere today.” – M. Russell Ballard
This Day in LDS History
1851 The provisional state of Deseret authorizes and requests President Brigham Young, as governor of the territory, to procure a block of marble to be used in building the Washington Monument, which is under construction at the nation’s capital.
1951 President David O. McKay dedicates grounds for the Church College of Hawaii before hundreds of Latter-day Saints gathered in an open field on teh north shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
1989 The Church announces that worthy unendowed members whose spouses are noet members of the Church or are not worthy to enter the temple may receive their individual endowments.