“Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.” —Exodus 19:5
“In the temple we receive an endowment, which is, literally speaking, a gift. In receiving this gift, we should understand its significance and the importance of keeping sacred covenants. Each temple ordinance “is not just a ritual to go through, it is an act of solemn promising.”” —Russell M. Nelson
This Day in LDS History
1842: The endowment is administered for the first time in this dispensation by Joseph Smith, held above the Red Brick Store on Water Street in Nauvoo.
1875: Hyrum W. Mikesell baptizes Shoshone chief Pocatello in Salt Lake City. The chief is ordained an elder and prophesies that many of his people will soon join the Church. By the end of the year, nearly all his people join, as had hundreds of other Native Americans from other western tribes.
1964: Richard Dutcher, later the producer, writer, and director of God’s Army, an independent film portraying missionary life in southern California, is born in Oak Park, Illinois.