And it came to pass that they did travel in the wilderness, and did build barges, in which they did cross many waters, being directed continually by the hand of the Lord. —Ether 2:6
The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life. Our purpose is to steer an undeviating course toward our desired goal—even the celestial kingdom of God. —Thomas S. Monson
This Day in LDS History
1847: The Mormon Battalion crosses the Colorado River into what would later become California.
1870: President Brigham Young Drives the last spike for the Utah Central Railroad Line, connecting Salt Lake City with Ogden, a distance of thirty-seven miles.
1892: The Church organizes in the Salt Lake City Nineteenth Ward the first Latter-day Saint Sunday School for the deaf.