“That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” —Doctrine & Covenants 50:24
“We must continue in God, as the scripture says. We must go to the source of light—to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and the scriptures. We can also go to the temple, knowing that all things within its walls point to Christ and His great atoning sacrifice.” —Neill F. Marriott
This Day in LDS History
1838: Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde arrive back in Kirtland after introducing the gospel to England.
1913: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites the Church’s MIA Scout organization to formally join the BSA, thus beginning a long association between the two groups.
1945: George Albert Smith is ordained and set apart as the eighth President of the Church.
1967: The Guatemala City stake, the first stake in Guatemala, is organized.
2016: Lightning strikes the Bountiful Utah Temple, damaging the Angel Moroni Statue. In 2009, lightning struck the Angel Moroni statue on the Oquirrh Mountain temple approximately two months prior to its dedication. Lightning has also struck the Timpanogos Utah, San Diego California, Denver Colorado, St. George Utah, and Dallas Texas temples. The Angel Moroni statues are engineered to act as lightning rods.
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.