Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! Today, we honor the prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum and the martyrdom at Carthage Jail.
Joseph Smith, the Prophet and Seer of the Lord, has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it. He lived great, and he died great in the eyes of God and his people; and like most of the Lord’s anointed in ancient times, has sealed his mission and his works with his own blood.—Doctrine and Covenants 135:3
Their courage, their faith, their love for the people were without bounds, and they gave all that they had for their people. Such devotion and love left no doubt in the minds of those who enjoyed the companionship of the Holy Spirit that these good men and true, were indeed the authorized servants of the Lord.—Joseph F. Smith
This Day in Church History
1844: Joseph and Hyrum Smith die at the hands of a mob in Carthage Jail. The martyrdom of the Prophet and Patriarch is remembered in Doctrine and Covenants 135.
1972: Latter-day Saint missionaries enter the Southeast Asian country of Malaysia for the first time.
1989: One hundred and forty-five years after the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates the restored Carthage Jail complex in Illinois.
2002: The rebuilt Nauvoo Illinois Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
What has helped grow your testimony of Joseph Smith?