“[Pilate] gave the body to Joseph. And [Joseph] bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.” —Mark 15:45-47
“His body was dressed and placed in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. The tomb was sealed, and guards were set. But no force beneath the heavens could now hold back the power of the Son of God. It was as if His Almighty Father could stand no more. The earth trembled. The guards fled. The stone was moved. The Lord of heaven and earth arose from the bier, shook off the burial clothes, and stepped forth to become the first fruits of them that slept. The empty tomb bore testimony of this greatest of all miracles.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
This Day in LDS History
1864: While trying to land at Lahaina, Maui in the Hawaiian Islands, Elder Lorenzo Snow drowns when a boat he and Elder Ezra T. Benson are in capsizes. After an hour of prayer and artificial resuscitation, Elder Snow revives.
1982: The First Presidency announces plans to build a temple in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
1990: David M. Kennedy is released as the First Presidency’s international representative.
2001: President Gordon B. Hinckley announces the Perpetual Education Fund, which will help young adults in the church receive the support and resources they need to gain an education and better employment.
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