“And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying: We do not doubt our mothers knew it.” – Alma 56:48
“To all of our mothers everywhere, past, present, or future, I say, “Thank you. Thank you for giving birth, for shaping souls, for forming character, and for demonstrating the pure love of Christ.” To Mother Eve, to Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel, to Mary of Nazareth, and to a Mother in Heaven, I say, “Thank you for your crucial role in fulfilling the purposes of eternity.” To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle—and all will—I say, “Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are. In fact, you are saviors on Mount Zion,13 and like the Master you follow, your love ‘never faileth.’14 ” I can pay no higher tribute to anyone.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
This Day in LDS History
1843: Joseph Smith speaks at the funeral services of James Adams and remarks,’could you gaze into heaven five minutes, you would know more than you would reading all that ever was written on the subject”
1848: Joseph Agnew, an arsonist, sets the abandoned Nauvoo Temple on fire, gutting it.
1882: The First Presidency announces plans to build the first temple in a communist nation in Freiberg, German Democratic Republic (East Germany).
1986: Joseph B. Wirthlin is ordained an Apostle, replacing Thomas S. Monson, who had been called to the First Presidency.