“And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water; and John saw, and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting upon Jesus.” – JST Matthew 3:45
“Entering into the kingdom of God is so important that Jesus was baptized to show us “the straitness of the path, and the narrowness of the gate, by which [we] should enter”.” – Robert D. Hales
This Day in LDS History
1828: Joseph Smith commences translating the Book of Mormon with Martin Harris acting as scribe. Translation continues until 14 June.
1858: Alfred Cumming, the newly appointed Utah territorial governor, arrives in Salt Lake City and is kindly received by President Brigham Young.
1985: U.S. Senator Jake Garn (Utah) blasts off in the space shuttle “Discovery,” becoming the first Latter-day Saint to enter space. A few weeks later aboard the “Challenger,” astronaut Don Lind becomes the second member of the Church to travel in space.
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.