“We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God.” —Articles of Faith 1:8
“When I was 14 years old, on a beautiful August morning, [two elders] knocked at our door. After the third or fourth visit, most of my family stopped listening to the missionaries, except for my 17-year-old sister, Dina, and me. We bought a copy of the Book of Mormon and began reading it. We started attending church, and soon we asked to be baptized. A few weeks later, Mother and our younger sister and brothers were baptized. My life changed forever, and the gospel of Jesus Christ became the compelling force in my life. ” —Silvia H. Allred
This Day in LDS History
1829: Oliver Cowdery baptizes Joseph Smith’s younger brother Samuel at Harmony, Pennsylvania. Samuel is the third person baptized in this dispensation, following Oliver Cowdery and Joseph Smith on May 15.
1906: President Joseph F. Smith purchases the press that the first edition of the Book of Mormon will be printed on.
1935: The Brazilian Mission is organized.
1984: The Boise Idaho Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley of the First Presidency.
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