“And if thou shouldst be cast into the pit, or into the hands of murderers, and the sentence of death passed upon thee; if thou be cast into the deep; if the billowing surge conspire against thee; if fierce winds become thine enemy; if the heavens gather blackness, and all the elements combine to hedge up the way; and above all, if the very jaws of hell shall gape open the mouth wide after thee, know thou, my son, that all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good.” – D&C 122:7
“We have trials to face because our Heavenly Father loves us. His purpose is to help us qualify for the blessing of living with Him and His Son, Jesus Christ, forever in glory and in families.” – Henry B. Eyring
This Day in LDS History
1832 After spending the night having tar and feathers removed from his skin, Joseph Smith preaches on the Sabbath to a congregation that includes members of the mob that had attacked him the night before. Joseph baptizes 3 people later in the day.
1982 The Mormon Tabernacle Choir leaves for a concert tour of Europe.
1995 President Gordon B. Hinckley speaks at the annual Young Women meeting in his first address from the Salt Lake Tabernacle pulpit after becoming President of the Church.