“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” —Matthew 16:25
“On Sunday, I followed my father to see what he was going to do after our Church meetings. I saw him take an envelope and put his tithing in it. That was only part of the lesson. The question that remained for me was what we were going to eat. Early Monday morning, some people knocked on our door…asking my father to do urgent sewing order. They told him that the order was so urgent that they would pay for it in advance. That day I learned the principles of paying tithing and the blessings that follow.” —Valeri V. Cordon
This Day in LDS History
1901: President Lorenzo Snow instructs members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to preach tithing until all non-tithe payers are converted.
1965: The Jackson Stake, the first stake in Mississippi, is organized.
1992: In Los Angeles, California, Church members join with other volunteers in clean-up and relief efforts in the aftermath of rioting ignited by the acquittal of four white policemen charged with abusing a black motorist.
1993: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs in the newly renovated Catholic Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.