For behold, this is written for the intent that ye may believe that; and if ye believe that ye will believe this also; and if ye believe this ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them.—Mormon 7:9
We are gathering Israel for the last time and are doing so with the Book of Mormon, one of the most powerful tools of conversion.—Shayne M. Bowen
This Day in LDS History
1828: Joseph Smith commences translating the Book of Mormon with Martin Harris acting as scribe. Translation continues until 14 June.
1858: Alfred Cumming, the newly appointed Utah territorial governor, arrives in Salt Lake City and is kindly received by President Brigham Young.
1985: U.S. Senator Jake Garn (Utah) blasts off in the space shuttle “Discovery,” becoming the first Latter-day Saint to enter space. A few weeks later aboard the “Challenger,” astronaut Don Lind becomes the second member of the Church to travel in space.