And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones.—Doctrine and Covenants 89:18
The Word of Wisdom does not promise you perfect health, but it teaches how to keep the body you were born with in the best condition and your mind alert to delicate spiritual promptings.—Boyd K. Packer
This Day in Church History
1828: Helen Mar Kimball (Whitney), later an important author and writer, is born in Mendon, New York.
1847: The choir that would later become the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sings at a special conference held in the Salt Lake Valley. During this same conference, the Saints choose the name “Great Salt Lake City” for the city they are building and name the river running north and south through the valley of the Jordan River.
1987: John Tarnsoh, the first convert in the Church in the southwest African country of Liberia, is baptized.
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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.