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Thomas S. Monson

August 21st, 2010 No comments

Thomas S. Monson - President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Thomas S. Monson was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on August 21, 1927. He served in the United States Navy near the close of World War II. In 1950, at age 22, he was called as bishop of the Sixth-Seventh Ward in Salt Lake City. Five years later he was called as a counselor in the presidency of the Temple View Stake. From 1959 to 1962, he served as president of the Church’s Canadian Mission, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Shortly after his return from Canada, at the age of 36, he was sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on October 4, 1963. He has served as a counselor in the First Presidency since 1985, serving with President Ezra Taft Benson, President Howard W. Hunter, and President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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Church History Today – August 4th

August 4th, 2010 No comments

Ezra Taft Benson

Ezra Taft Benson

August 4,1899 – Born Ezra Taft Benson – 13th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Church History Today – July 19th

July 19th, 2010 No comments

July 19, 1876 – Born Joseph Fielding Smith – 10th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith

July 19th, 2010 No comments

Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith, the son of Joseph F. Smith, was born on July 19, 1876, in Salt Lake City and spent his entire life in Church service. During nearly three-quarters of a century, he was a missionary, Church historian, president of the Genealogical Society and of the Salt Lake Temple, an Apostle, and Church President. In addition, he supervised the evacuation of LDS missionaries from Europe prior to World War II, dedicated four countries in the Far East for missionary work, and inaugurated the first area conference of the Church in 1971. He became President of the Church on January 23, 1970, at the age of 93. As one of the Church’s most prolific writers, Joseph Fielding Smith’s numerous books and articles helped educate generations of Latter-day Saints about the history and doctrine of the Church. Under President Smith’s administration, missionary work continued to grow, the Ogden and Provo temples were dedicated, several Church departments were restructured, and the Church magazines were consolidated. On July 2, 1972, President Smith died quietly at his home in Salt Lake City.

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Church History Today – June 23rd

June 23rd, 2010 No comments

Gordon B. Hinckley

Gordon B. Hinckley

June 23, 1910 – Born Gordon B. Hinckley – 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church History Today – June 1st

June 1st, 2010 No comments

June 1, 1801 – Born Brigham Young – 2nd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Testimony of Brigham Young

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Church History Today – May 31st

May 31st, 2010 No comments

May 31, 1933 – Born Henry B. Eyring – Apostle, 1st Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Henry B. Eyring

Henry B. Eyring

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Church History Today – April 4th

April 4th, 2010 No comments

George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith

April 4th, 1870 – Born George Albert Smith – 8th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Church History Today – April 3rd

April 3rd, 2010 No comments

April 3, 1814 – Born Lorenzo Snow – 5th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow

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Church History Today – March 28th

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March 28, 1895 – Born Spencer W. Kimball – 12th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Spencer W. Kimball

Testimony of Spencer W. Kimball

March 28, 1899 – Born Harold B. Lee – 11th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Harold B. Lee

Testimony of Harold B. Lee