“And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall.” – Helaman 5:12
“Happiness is a condition of the soul. This joyous state comes as a result of righteous living.” – Elder Benjamin De Hoyos
This Day in LDS History
1845 President Brigham Young dedicates the attic of the Nauvoo Temple so that the Saints can receive their endowments before abandoning the city for the West.
1856 Aided by rescue teams sent out by President Brigham Young, the Martin handcart company arrives in Salt Lake City. Some 150 men, women and children–one-fourth of the company–had perished with hunger and cold on the journey.
1973 In response to U.S. president Richard Nixon’s request to conserve engery during the energy crisis, the Church announces that Christmas lights on Temple Square will not be turned on this year.
1985 President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Las Vegas Nevada Temple.
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