“Go as pioneers…Go thy way and do as I have told you, and fear not thine enemies; for they shall not have power to stop my work. Zion shall be redeemed in mine own due time.” —Doctrine & Covenants 136:7, 17-18
“One important step of faith for you as a pioneer is to resist going along with the crowd in ways that would lead you astray. A modern pioneer also encourages others to stay on course. When you lead out in righteousness, others will follow you.” —Janette Hales Beckham
This Day in LDS History
1847: Brigham Young enters the Salt Lake Valley, the journey from Winter Quarters having taken him 111 days. Having been ill with Colorado Tick Fever, he is one of the last of the pioneer company to enter the valley. That same day, those had arrived on July 22 begin planting crops.
1857: While celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Saints’ arrival in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young receives word that U.S. President James Buchanan is sending an army against the Saints in Utah.
1929: The Czechoslovak Mission is organized.
1975: President Spencer W. Kimball dedicates the new 28 story Church Office Building in Salt Lake City.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.