“Arise from the dust, my sons, and be men” – 2 Nephi 1:21
“Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1889 The Church sponsors a concert in the Tabernacle to raise money to help the victims of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood. This is one of the Church’s first major humanitarian efforts directed toward nonmembers.
1917 Joseph B. Wirthlin, later a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1966 Mark E Littman and Joel Izatt of the Human Planetarium assist Sydney E. King and V. Russell Capson in their efforts to place the stars in the heavens on a mural on the rotunda ceiling above where the Christus will be placed in the North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square. The stars are painted to appear as they would have on 6 April 1830, the day the Church was organized.
1996 President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Madrid Spain Temple.
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.