“Wherefore, if a man have faith he must needs have hope; for without faith there cannot be any hope. ” –
“Hope is not knowledge, 17 but rather the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill His promise to us. It is confidence that if we live according to God’s laws and the words of His prophets now, we will receive desired blessings in the future. 18 It is believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered. It is manifest in confidence, optimism, enthusiasm, and patient perseverance.” – Dieter F. Uchtdorf
This Day in LDS History
1830: Parley P. Pratt baptizes John Murdock, one of the first converts in Ohio and father of the twins later adopted by Joseph and Emma Smith.
1896: In a formal letter, the First Presidency announces that fast day will be moved from the first Thursday of each month to the first Sunday. Because of increasing industrialization, many members had not been able to attend Thursday meetings.
1903: The Church announces the purchase of Carthage Jail, the site of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the Patriarch Hyrum Smith; this is the first of many purchases of historic properties by the Church.
1985: President Spencer W. Kimball dies in Salt Lake City at age ninety, after serving for more than forty-two years as a General Authority.