Thirty Years after the "Long-Promised Day": Reflections and Expectations

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Thirty Years after the "Long-Promised Day": Reflections and Expectations

Author Marcus H. Martins

The announcement of the revelation of 1978, which extended the priesthood to all worthy Latter-day Saint men regardless of race, was celebrated as the arrival of a "long-promised day" (Official Declaration 2). Reflecting on the thirtieth anniversary of that revelation, I feel deep gratitude to the Lord for sending me to earth in an age in which I would be allowed to hold the priesthood and work in his vineyard. The blessings and privileges my family and I have enjoyed in the Church in those three decades far exceeded any dreams we might have had prior to June 1978.

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