“Behold, verily I say unto you, I have reserved those things which I have entrusted unto you, my servant Joseph, for a wise purpose in me, and it shall be made known unto future generations; But this generation shall have my word through you.” —Doctrine & Covenants 5:10
“Do we, as Saints of the Most High God, treasure the word He has preserved for us at so great a cost? Are we using these books of latter-day revelation to bless our lives and resist the powers of the evil one? This is the purpose for which they were given.” —Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1834: Joseph Smith and a company of missionaries arrive in Pontiac, Michigan, and preach to the Saints in that area.
1950: Christopher B. Cannon, later a Utah representative in the U.S. Congress, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah.
1979: The first Latter-day Saint branch is organized on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean Sea.