“Yea, verily, verily, I say unto you, that the field is white already to harvest; wherefore, thrust in your sickles, and reap with all your might, mind, and strength.” —Doctrine & Covenants 33:7
“As we continued our missionary efforts, we continued to fast and pray for the families who had joined the Church. We felt that others in the community were witnessing these families’ righteous examples. We received more and more invitations to teach families, and our teaching pool filled with prospective members.” —Never Chikunguwo, Church History Adviser
This Day in LDS History
1817: Richard Ballantyne, later the founder of the LDS Sunday School program, is born in Whitridgebog, Roxburgshire, Scotland.
1883: The first permanent branch of the Church among the Maori people in the New Zealand is organized at Papawai.
1923: President Heber J Grant dedicates the Cardston Alberta Temple after years of delay caused by World War I and economic setback in western Canada.
1962: The Glasgow Stake, the first stake in Scotland, is organized, with Archibald R. Richardson as president.