“For thus shall my church be called in the last days, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations.” —Doctrine & Covenants 115:4-5
“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will. We know that it’s going to be a challenge to undo tradition of more than a hundred years. The Lord has told us what His Church shall be called. So, we’re not changing names, we’re correcting a name.” —Russell M. Nelson
This Day in LDS History
1880: U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes and his wife visit Salt Lake City.
1954: The Suva Branch, the first branch in the South Pacific republic of Fiji, is organized.
1973: Leonard Myles-Mills, later a BYU track star, the NCAA 100-meter dash champion (199 and 1999), and African National Champion (1999), is born in Accra, Ghana.
1982: U.S. President Ronald Reagan honors the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on its 50th anniversary of continuous weekly broadcasts with the CBS Radio Network.
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.