“As many of the leaves as [Joseph Smith] has translated we did handle with our hands; and we also saw the engravings thereon, all of which has the appearance of ancient work, and of curious workmanship. And this we bear record with words of soberness.” —Testimony of the Eight Witnesses
“Our opportunity as covenant-keeping children of God is not just to learn from our own challenges; it is to unite in empathy and compassion as we support other members of the family of God in their struggles, as we have covenanted to do.” —Carole M. Stephens
This Day in LDS History
1800 Hyrum Smith, later one of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, Church Patriarch, and Assistant President of the Church, is born in Tunbridge, Vermont.
1972 President Joseph Fielding Smith dedicates the Provo Temple.
1999 The First Presidency announces plans to build a temple in Palmyra, New York.