And if it so be that you should labor all your days in crying repentance unto this people, and bring, save it be one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy with him in the kingdom of my Father!—Doctrine & Covenants 18:15
This work of reclaiming the lost sheep, as Jesus so vividly expressed it, must receive top priority by every stake, ward, branch, and quorum leader. All inactive members should be considered candidates for activation regardless of their response to any previous approach. We must use kindness, patience, long-suffering, love, faith, and diligence. They must feel our genuine concern and untiring love.—Joseph B. Wirthlin
This Day in LDS History
1829: The title page of the Book of Mormon appears in print for the first time in the Wayne Sentinel, a paper published in Palmyra, New York.
1856: The Saints that will make up the Willie handcart company arrive in Iowa City to outfit themselves for their journey west.
1961: At the first world seminar for mission presidents, A Uniform System for Teaching Investigators in introduced, as is the “every member a missionary” program.
1988: The Saint John New Brunswick Stake, the first stake in New Brunswick, Canada, is organized.