But as many as there were who did not believe in the words of Samuel were angry with him; and they cast stones at him upon the wall, and also many shot arrows at him as he stood upon the wall; but the Spirit of the Lord was with him, insomuch that they could not hit him with their stones neither with their arrows. —Helaman 16:2
Samuel the Lamanite identified five basic elements in becoming converted unto the Lord: (1) believing in the teachings and prophecies of the holy prophets as they are recorded in the scriptures, (2) exercising faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, (3) repenting, (4) experiencing a mighty change of heart, and (5) becoming “firm and steadfast in the faith.” —David A. Bednar
This Day in LDS History
1857: Thomas B. Marsh, a former president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks to a group of Saints shortly after his return to the Church, apologizing for his previous behavior and asking for the Saints’ fellowship.
1965: The U.S. Government designates Nauvoo, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark.
1980: Latter-day Saint missionaries enter the African nation of Kenya for the first time.
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.