And inasmuch as my people build a house unto me in the name of the Lord, and do not suffer any unclean thing to come into it, that it be not defiled, my glory shall rest upon it.—Doctrine & Covenants 97:15
May we remember always, as we [visit and work in these glorious temples], that the veil may become very thin between this world and the spirit world. I know this is true. —Ezra Taft Benson
This Day in LDS History
1814: William Clayton, later secretary to Joseph Smith and hymn composer (“Come, Come, Ye Saints”), is born in Penwortham, England.
1833: A number of prominent men in Independence, Missouri, prepare the “Secret Constitution,” in which they state their accusations against the Mormons. The Saints later refer to it as the “Manifesto of the Mob.”
1973: The North Carolina Mission is organized.
1993: The first meetinghouse in Swaziland is dedicated.
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