“Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I will encircle thee in the arms of my love.” – D&C 6:20
“We are far from perfect, but we are not casual in our faith. We believe in Him. We worship Him. We follow Him.” – Neil L. Andersen
This Day in LDS History
1848: At a conference held at Kanesville, Iowa, Oliver Cowdery recounts his involvement with the Saints in the early years of the Church and bears testimony of the Book of Mormon and of the leadership of the Twelve Apostles following the death of Joseph Smith. This was the first time he had spoken to a Church congregation since his excommunication in April 1838. He is rebaptized nine days later.
1855: The first branch in Germany is organized in Dresden, with Karl G. Maeser as president.
1878: Rafael Monroy, an early Mexican Church leader who was martyred for refusing to deny his testimony during the Mexican Revolution (1915), is born in Octopam, Mexico.
1926: Chieko Nishimura (Okazaki), later a well-known speaker, author, and the first non-Caucasian female general Church officer, is born in Kohala, Hawaii.