“My soul hath been redeemed from the gall of bitterness and bonds of iniquity. I was in the darkest abyss; but now I behold the marvelous light of God. My soul was racked with eternal torment; but I am snatched, and my soul is pained no more.” –
“Many of us are trying to save ourselves, holding the Atonement of Jesus Christ at arm’s distance and saying, “When I’ve done it, when I’ve perfected myself, when I’ve made myself worthy—then I’ll be worthy of the Atonement. Then I will allow him in.” We cannot do it. That’s like saying, “When I am well, I’ll take the medicine. I’ll be worthy of it then.” That’s not how it was designed to work.” – Stephen E. Robinson
This Day in LDS History
1877: The first endowments for the dead in this dispensation are performed in the St. George Temple (later the St. George Utah Temple) with President Brigham Young acting as proxy for his father.
1931: The Texas Mission is organized
1971: The Taiwan Mission is organized.