If thou wilt do good, yea, and hold out faithful to the end, thou shalt be saved in the kingdom of God, which is the greatest of all the gifts of God; for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation.—Doctrine and Covenants 6:13
Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying.—Joseph B. Wirthlin
This Day in Church History
1940: The First Presidency releases a statement on the military, indicating that the church will not knowingly call young men on missions to have them avoid the draft established in the United States.
1948: A report indicates that the total value of relief supplies sent to the Saints in Europe after World War II amounts to $ 1,736,000.