“For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.” – Ezekiel 34:11
“Membership in the Lord’s Church is a gift and a blessing which the Lord has given us in mortality, and He expects us to share that blessing with those who do not have it.” – Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1830: Samuel Smith, the first missionary to preach the gospel after the organization of the Church, begins his mission, selling copies of the Book of Mormon in several New York communities.
1935: The Oahu Stake, the first stake outside of North America and the first stake in Hawaii, is organized.
1993: Shawn Bradley, a returned missionary, and former BYU basketball player is drafted second overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA draft, the highest any basketball player has ever been drafted.