“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love, which he hath bestowed upon all who are true followers of his Son, Jesus Christ; that ye may become the sons of God.” —Moroni 7:48
“Being the foundation stone of our daily life, pure love is a requirement for every true disciple of Jesus Christ. True disciples love to serve. They know that serving is an expression of true love and a covenant they made at baptism. Regardless of their callings in the Church or their role in the community, they feel an increasing desire to love and serve the Lord and one another.” —Massimo De Feo
This Day in LDS History
1840: In England, Parley P. Pratt issues the first number of The Latter-day Saints’ Millennial Star, which would become the longest-running publication in the Church.
1850: A tornado demolishes the north wall and weakens the south and east walls of the abandoned Nauvoo Temple so that they must be torn down.
1893: The first branch in American Samoa is organized in Pago Pago.
1996: President Gordon B. Hinckley visits Shenzhen, China, becoming the first Church President to visit mainland China.