“For man is spirit. The elements are eternal, and spirit and element, inseparably connected, receive a fulness of joy.” —Doctrine & Covenants 93:33
“It was Jesus Himself who first compared His body to a temple. What would happen if we truly treated our bodies as temples? The result would be a dramatic increase in chastity, modesty, observance of the Word of Wisdom, and a similar decrease in the problems of pornography and abuse, for we would regard the body, like the temple, as a sacred sanctuary of the Spirit.” —Susan W. Tanner
This Day in LDS History
1828: Helen Mar Kimball (Whitney), later an important author and writer, is born in Mendon, New York.
1847: The choir that would later become the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings at a special conference held in the Salt Lake Valley. During this same conference, the Saints choose the name “Great Salt Lake City” for the city they are building and name the river running north and south through the valley the Jordan River.
1987: John Tarnsoh, the first convert in the Church in the southwest African country of Liberia, is baptized.