Wherefore, beware lest ye are deceived; and that ye may not be deceived seek ye earnestly the best gifts, always remembering for what they are given.—Doctrine and Covenants 46:8
During our time here on earth, we have been charged to develop the natural gifts and capabilities Heavenly Father has blessed us with. Then it will be our opportunity to use these gifts to become teachers and leaders of God’s children wherever they may be found on earth. To exercise these gifts, we must develop a purity of heart.—Robert D. Hales
This Day in Church History
1831: Joseph and Emma Smith adopt the twins of John and Julia Murdock. Julia Murdock died from childbirth, and Joseph and Emma had previously lost their own twins on April 30.
1895: After 66 days of deliberation, delegates to Utah’s constitutional convention sign the new Utah State Constitution, paving the way for statehood after waiting for more than 40 years.
1976: The Spain Barcelona Mission is organized.
1999: Ground is broken for the Baton Rouge Louisiana and Fiji Suva Temples.
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.