“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”
1855 - The ship Julia Ann, with twenty-eight members of the Church emigrating from Australia on board, wrecks on a coral reef near the Scilly Islands. Five Latter-day Saints die, but all others are rescued and eventually complete their journey to San Francisco, California.
“The membership of the Church will always be safe if they follow closely the instructions and admonitions and the leadership of the authorities of the Church” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, p. 255).
The prophet Nephi began his record with the explanation that in the days of Zedekiah, prophets came to warn the people that “they must repent, or the great city Jerusalem must be destroyed” (1 Nephi 1:4).
Nephi loved the scriptures because he knew them. He learned from them, and they guided his life. At times, even his writing took on the form of the scriptures he loved. One of the most beautiful sections of the Book of Mormon was written by Nephi in a Psalm format. It is evidence of the strong influence the writings of David had on this prophet of the new world.