Here’s your daily dose of what matters most! The Prophet Joseph Smith helped open the heavens. Learn how he taught and lead people to Jesus Christ.
I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.—Joseph Smith-History 1:16
The revelations poured out upon Joseph Smith affirm that he was a prophet of God.—Lawrence E. Corbridge
This Day in Church History
1838: Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde arrive back in Kirtland after introducing the gospel to England.
1913: The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites the Church’s MIA Scout organization to formally join the BSA, thus beginning a long association between the two groups.
1945: George Albert Smith is ordained and set apart as the eighth President of the Church.
1967: The Guatemala City stake, the first stake in Guatemala, is organized.
2016: Lightning strikes the Bountiful Utah Temple, damaging the Angel Moroni Statue. In 2009, lightning struck the Angel Moroni statue on the Oquirrh Mountain temple approximately two months prior to its dedication. Lightning has also struck the Timpanogos Utah, San Diego California, Denver Colorado, St. George Utah, and Dallas Texas temples. The Angel Moroni statues are engineered to act as lightning rods.
Daily Question – Answer in the Comments
How did you gain a testimony that Joseph Smith was the Lord’s prophet?
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