And, if you keep my commandments and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which gift is the greatest of all the gifts of God.—Doctrine & Covenants 14:7
The eternal perspective of the gospel leads us to understand the place that we occupy in God’s plan, to accept difficulties and progress through them, to make decisions, and to center our lives on our divine potential.—Rafael E. Pino
This Day in LDS History
1849: The original nineteen wards in the Salt Lake Valley are organized, giving a model for the future establishment of Church units throughout the world.
1875: Elder Wilford Woodruff performs the marriage sealing of Sagwhitch and Mogogah and of Ohetocump and Minnie, two Shoshone Indian couples in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. These are the first sealings of American Indian couples.
1970: Elder Gordon B. Hinckley organizes the Lima Stake, the first stake in Peru.