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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.

Today’s Thought

March 19th, 2010 No comments

Do we want our homes to be happy? If we do, let them be the abiding place of prayer, thanksgiving and gratitude.

– President George Albert Smith

Church History Today – December 20th

December 20th, 2009 No comments

December 20, 1947 – President George Albert Smith announced that following the end of World War II, the Church had the responsibility to carry the gospel to the people at home and abroad, a missionary posture leading to the internationalization of the Church.

Church History Today – November 3rd

November 3rd, 2009 No comments

November 3, 1945 – President George Albert Smith met with U.S. President Harry S. Truman in the White House and presented the Church’s plans to use welfare facilities to help relieve the suffering of Latter-day Saints in Europe.

Church History Today – September 23rd

September 23rd, 2009 No comments

September 23, 1945 – The Idaho Falls Temple was dedicated by President George Albert Smith.

September 23, 1995 – At the annual General Relief Society Meeting, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issued a Proclamation to the World on the Family, reaffirming that “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Church History Today – May 21st

May 21st, 2009 No comments

May 21, 1913 – The Boy Scout program was officially adopted by the Young Men’s Mutual Improvement Association and became the activity program for boy of the Church.
May 21, 1927 – Charles Lindbergh, aboard his “Spirit of St. Louis” monoplane, completed the first transatlantic solo flight from New York City to Paris, a distance of 3,610 miles, in 33 ½ hours.
May 21, 1945 – At a special meeting of the Quorum of the Twelve in the Salt Lake Temple, the First Presidency was reorganized with President George Albert Smith ordained and set apart as the eighth president of the Church, Presidents J. Reuben Clark Jr. and David O. McKay, counselors to President Grant, were called also as counselors to President Smith.
May 21, 1990 – The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision that money given directly to missionaries was not a deductible donation under federal tax law. The Church encouraged members to follow established procedures of contributing through their wards.

Church History May

May 11th, 2009 No comments

May 1946 – President George Albert Smith became the first president of the Church to visit Mexico. While in the country, he met with Manuel Avila Camacho, president of Mexico.