“Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men.” —2 Nephi 31:20
“It may be that in our daily lives, some of us are seldom asked to stand—literally or figuratively—to defend the gospel of Jesus Christ and His kingdom here on earth. I promise you that whether it’s in the boardroom or the bakery, at some point, as a disciple of Christ, you will be called upon to articulate what you know and believe.” —Joy D. Jones
This Day in LDS History
1778: John Tanner, later a friend of Joseph Smith and Church financial benefactor, is born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
1840: Joseph Smith preaches the funeral sermon of Seymour Brunson. During the course of his remarks the Prophet reveals for the first time the doctrine of baptism for the dead.
1987: The First Presidency announces the renaming of the Church Genealogical Department as the Family History Department.
1992: President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency dedicates three monuments to the pioneers of the Willie and Martin handcart companies near South Pass, Wyoming.