“They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.” —Psalm 125:1
“Our goal, our journey’s end, our Zion is life in the presence of our Heavenly Father. And to get there we are expected to walk and walk and walk.” —Virginia H. Pearce
This Day in LDS History
1833: Joseph Smith provides the plat of the “City of Zion,” featuring square blocks, large home lots, and street running in four cardinal directions. The design is intended to serve a city of up to twenty thousand inhabitants and becomes the basic model for LDS settlements in the Intermountain West.
1966: The Bermuda Branch, the first branch in Bermuda, is organized.
1976: As a goodwill gesture by the state of Missouri to symbolically apologize for past abuse to Latter-day Saints, Missouri governor Christopher S. Bonds signs an executive order rescinding the infamous “extermination order” issued in October 1838 by Governor Lilburn W. Boggs.