Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. —Amos 3:7
As we remember and honor the Prophet Joseph Smith, my heart reaches out to him in gratitude. He was a good, honest, humble, intelligent, and courageous young man with a heart of gold and an unshaken faith in God. He had integrity. In response to his humble prayer, the heavens opened again. Joseph Smith had actually seen a vision. He knew it, and he that God knew it, and he could not deny it. Through his work and sacrifice, I now have a true understanding of our Heavenly Father and His Son, our Redeemer and Savior, Jesus Christ, and I can feel the power of the Holy Ghost and know of Heavenly Father’s plan for us, His children. For me, these are truly the fruits of the First Vision. —Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1839: While confined in Liberty Jail, Joseph Smith begins a letter to Church leaders, extracts from which would become the basis for Doctrine and Covenants 121-23.
1875: Some two hundred Shivwit Indians are baptized at St. George, Utah. This is one of the largest groups of North American Indians to be baptized in a single day.
1976: Elder James E. Faust, an Assistant to the Twelve, breaks ground for the São Paulo Brazil Temple.
Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.