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Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the first resurrection, that ye may have eternal life— —Mosiah 18:9
These individual commitments made directly with our Heavenly Father are things to celebrate. And to consecrate! Do you remember what happened when Alma invited his people to make these covenants? They celebrated! They “clapped their hands with joy.” I wonder why our covenants so often feel more like obligations than privileges. —Bonnie D. Parkin
This Day in LDS History
1844: A state convention held in Nauvoo nominates Joseph Smith as a candidate for president of the United States.
1877: President Brigham Young breaks ground for the Logan Utah Temple. (The temple is dedicated on this same day in 1884 by President John Taylor.)
1888: During a period of intense persecution, President Wilford Woodruff of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles privately dedicates the Manti Temple.
1959: The Indianapolis Stake, the first stake in Indiana, is organized.