“For I know that thou wast in bonds; yea, and I also know that thou wast stoned for the word’s sake; and thou didst bear all these things with patience because the Lord was with thee; and now thou knowest that the Lord did deliver thee.” – Alma 38:4
“Patience may well be thought of as a gateway virtue, contributing to the growth and strength of its fellow virtues of forgiveness, tolerance, and faith.” – Robert C. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1804 Emma Hale Smith, wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith and first president of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society, is born in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
1875 At age ninety-two Martin Harris, one of the Three Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, dies in Clarkston, Utah, and is buried with a copy of the Book of Mormon in his right hand and a copy of the Doctrine and Covenants in his left.
1949 The Chinese Mission is organized; it is discontinued in 1953.
1993 In Laie, Oahu, King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV of Tonga attends the Polynesian Cultural Center’s thirtieth anniversary festivities.