“Wherefore, how great the importance to make these things known unto the inhabitants of the earth, that they may know that there is no flesh that can dwell in the presence of God, save it be through the merits, and mercy, and grace of the Holy Messiah, who layeth down his life according to the flesh, and taketh it again by the power of the Spirit, that he may bring to pass the resurrection of the dead, being the first that should rise.” – 2 Nephi 2:8
“My dear friends, today there are more ways than ever for us to open our mouths and share with others the joyful news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is a way for everyone—even the hesitant missionary—to participate in this great work.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1849 Addison Pratt receives the first endowment given in the Salt Lake Valley. The sacred ordinances are performed on Ensign Peak.
1879 Elder Joseph Standing, a missionary laboring in Georgia, is shot and killed by an anti-Mormon mob. This is the first murder of a Latter-day Saint missionary since the death of Parley P. Pratt in 1857 and marks the beginning of a period of violence against missionaries in the South.
1935 President Heber J. Grant dedicates Torlief Knaphus’s Angel Moroni Monument at the top of the Hill Cumorah.
1954 The First Presidency announces plans to build the Church College of Hawaii, later known as BYU-Hawaii.
Hayley is a lover of all things chocolate, good books, and her cute British husband. She has a degree from BYU in Psychology and English and is now the Relationship Manager for LDSBookstore.com. She served a mission to the Philippines and misses the mangoes, bananas and people terribly. She loves taking photos of people, watching reruns of the West Wing, and geeking out about family history.