Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.—Proverbs 22:6
He entrusts his spirit children to earthly parents who provide a mortal body for them through the miracle of physical birth and gives to parents the sacred opportunity and responsibility to love, protect, teach, and to bring them up in light and truth so they may one day, through the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ, return to our Father’s presence.—M. Russell Ballard
This Day in Church History
1833: Several hundred Jackson County citizens meet and demand that the Saints leave the county. A mob destroys the Church’s printing press, which was being used to publish Joseph Smith’s revelations, and tars and feathers Bishop Edward Partridge and Charles Allen.
1951: Because the Korean War reduces the number of young elders available to serve as full-time missionaries, the First Presidency issues a call for the seventies to help with missionary work.
1985: One hundred thousand people attend a Church dance festival at the Rose Bowl in Southern California.
1995: The Presbyterian General Assembly of the United States adopts a resolution that the Church is “a new emerging religion that expresses allegiance to Jesus Christ in terms used within the Christian tradition.” Although it rejects the Church’s claim as the only true church, the document does much to heal wounds.
What is one way you help the children in your life get excited about gospel learning?