“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” – Genesis 1:28
“It was essential that God’s spirit children have mortal birth and an opportunity to progress toward eternal life. In light of the ultimate purpose of the great plan of happiness, I believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity.” – Dallin H. Oaks
This Day in LDS History
1850: The Scandinavian Mission is organized.
1978: The Laura Branch, the first branch in the Marshall Islands, is organized.
1980: The first LDS Sunday services in Belize are held.
1993: Elder Russell M. Nelson dedicates the eastern European republic of Belarus for the preaching of the gospel.