“We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.” —Articles of Faith 1:6
“What happened at Cumorah was an important part of the Restoration, as Joseph Smith received the plates which contained the Book of Mormon. This book helps us get closer to Christ than any other book on earth. I bear witness that the Lord raised up prophets, seers, and revelators to guide His kingdom in these latter days and that in His eternal plan families are meant to be together forever. He cares about His children. He answers our prayers.” —Jairo Mazzagardi
This Day in LDS History
1830: Joseph Smith organizes The Church of Jesus Christ in Fayette, New York, and receives D&C 21 during the course of the meetings.
1893: President Wilford Woodruff dedicates the Salt Lake Temple.
1941: The first general conference broadcasts beyond Utah commence when the saints in Idaho and southern California receive the proceedings by radio.
1995: Henry B. Eyring is ordained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
2000: President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Palmyra New York Temple.