And now I will ease your mind somewhat on this subject. Behold, you marvel why these things should be known so long beforehand. Behold, I say unto you, is not a soul at this time as precious unto God as a soul will be at the time of his coming?—Alma 39:17
Read the Book of Mormon itself. Read it again and again. Ponder its beauty. Reflect upon its many magnificent passages. Think of the complexity of the detail of its historical accounts. Pray about it, and the Holy Ghost will bear record to you, as He has to me and to millions of others, that it is the word of God, a voice crying from the dust to this generation in declaration of the divinity and the reality of the Lord Jesus Christ as the living Son of the living God. —Gordon B. Hinckley
This Day in LDS History
1857: Thomas B. Marsh, a former president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks to a group of Saints shortly after his return to the Church, apologizing for his previous behavior and asking for the Saints’ fellowship.
1965: The U.S. Government designates Nauvoo, Illinois, as a National Historic Landmark.
1980: Latter-day Saint missionaries enter the African nation of Kenya for the first time.