“Nevertheless, he shall consecrate thine afflictions for thy gain.” —2 Nephi 2:2
“Sometimes we just want to know why. Why does He allow bad things to happen? Unfortunately, we might not always know the reason “why.” But we can always draw faith and strength from remembering the things we do know.: we have agency, trials are empowering, the Savior’s arms are open, and Heavenly Father is in control.” —Chakell Wardleigh, August 2018 Ensign
This Day in LDS History
1850: U.S. President Millard Fillmore appoints the first territorial officers for the newly created territory of Utah; Brigham Young is appointed as its first governor.
1917: U.S. President Woodrow Wilson appoints James H. Moyle, the first Latter-day Saint to serve in a subcabinet position in the United States, as assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
1990: Bookcraft, Inc., releases Gerald N. Lund’s first volume in the historical novel series The Work and the Glory. The series sells more than one million copies, becoming one of the most successful ventures in Church publication history.