“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” —John 3:17
“In the early days of the Church, missionaries were interviewed by a General Authority before they went on their missions. These days you are interviewed to serve as missionaries by your bishops and stake presidents, and most of you will go through your entire lives without being interviewed by a General Authority. That is simply a reflection of the reality in a worldwide church of more than 15 million members. I know I speak for my brethren when I tell you that we wish it were possible for us to know all of you personally and to be able to tell you that we love you and that we support you.” —M. Russell Ballard
This Day in LDS History
1872: The First Presidency issues a general circular letter asking Utah Saints to provide funds that would help bring in Saints from abroad.
1983: The Suva Fiji Stake, the first stake in Fiji, is organized.
1994: President Gordon B. Hinckley breaks ground for the Preston England Temple.