My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment. And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.—Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-8
There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter each day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless. —James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1830: Elmina Shepard (Taylor), later the first general president of the Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association (predecessor to the Young Women organization), is born in Middlefield, New York.
1951: James E. Talmage’s classic book, The Articles of Faith, is published in Spanish.
1974: Elder Gordon B. Hinckley offers an invocation at the U.S. Congress.
1991: Elder Boyd K. Packer dedicates the Republic of Ukraine in the former Soviet Union for the preaching of the gospel.