“Wherefore, thy soul shall be blessed, and thou shalt dwell safely with thy brother, Nephi; and thy days shall be spent in the service of thy God. ” —2 Nephi 2:3
“Last year millions of you responded to the sorrow of others with your means, tender hearts, and helping hands. Thank you for your wonderful measure of generosity. Compassion for others has always been a fundamental characteristic of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ” —H. David Burton
This Day in LDS History
1834: Joseph Angell Young, later an Apostle, is born in Kirtland, Ohio.
1871: The people of Utah donate $12,000 to help the victims of the Chicago Fire.
1935: Canadians elect Church member John Horne Blackmore to the Canadian Parliament, making him the first Latter-day Saint to serve in that capacity.
1998: The First Presidency announces plans to build a temple in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.