This week in Church history

The April 7, 1894, issue of The Deseret Weekly, "speaking for the people of Utah, and for the Latter-day Saints in all the world," congratulated President Lorenzo Snow on his 80th birthday, April 3, 1894. At that time President Snow was president of the Council of the Twelve and of the Salt Lake Temple.

The article stated: "No man living has been more closely identified than he with the work established in these last days for the redemption of man, and none has rendered greater service than this zealous missionary, and refined, accomplished gentleman."Intimately acquainted with the Prophet Joseph Smith in his lifetime, and a participant in the stirring episodes of Church history since the very beginning, President Snow's life is invested with almost the charm of romance - better still, it can be quoted as the life of a righteous man. He has traveled in many lands, and had lifted up his voice among strange peoples as a messenger of salvation. . . ."

For his birthday, President Snow was given a cane by officers and workers in the Salt Lake Temple as a "token of their esteem and love. . . .

"The cane is the handsomest that could be obtained in Salt Lake City. The staff is ebony and the handle, which is massive and of beautiful design, is gold."

Quote from the past

"Satan is an enemy to man and seeks to destroy his freedom and his obedience to the Lord and to keep man from developing his divine nature and godliness." - Elder Bernard P. Brockbank, in an address given at general conference April 4, 1971.

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