“For thus saith the Lord—I, the Lord, am merciful and gracious unto those who fear me, and delight to honor those who serve me in righteousness and in truth unto the end.” – D&C 76:5
“Our spiritual progress is inseparably bound together with the temporal service we give to others.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1833 Joseph Smith presides at the laying of the cornerstone for the Kirtland Temple, the first temple completed in this dispensation.
1837 Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde preach in the Vauxhall Chapel in Preston, England, giving the first Latter-day Saint sermon in that country.
1847 Brigham Young ascends Big Mountain, where he views the Salt Lake Valley for the first time.
1971 The Fiji Mission is organized.
1994 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates a monument and burial site to fifteen handcart pioneers of the Wille company who died of exposure and starvation.