“And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability…” —Matthew 25:15
“We develop our talents first by thinking we can. We are chosen by the Lord only when we have done our best to move this holy work forward through our consecrated efforts and talents.” —James E. Faust
This Day in LDS History
1852: During a special conference in Salt Lake City, Church leaders announced the expansion of the missionary effort, including new fields of service in India, Siam, and Hong Kong.
1888: Minerva Bernetta Kohlhepp (Teichert), later a gifted artist and the first woman to paint a mural in a temple (the world room in the Manti Temple), is born in Ogden, Utah.
1987: President Ezra Taft Benson dedicates the Frankfurt Germany Temple.
1993: Elder Russell M. Nelson attends the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago, Illinois, exactly 100 years after the body rejected a Latter-day Saint delegation headed by Elder B.H. Roberts.