Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Church History – November

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November 1947 – Some 75 tons of potatoes, raised and donated by Dutch members, were delivered to needy families in Germany. A year later, the German Saints harvested their own crop of potatoes.

November 1961 – A Language Training Institute was established at Brigham Young University for missionaries called to foreign countries. In 1963, it became the Language Training Mission.

November 1972 – The MIA was realigned into the Aaronic Priesthood and Melchizedek Priesthood MIA and was placed directly under priesthood leadership.

Church History Today – October 24th

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October 24, 1979 – President Spencer W. Kimball, on a tour of the Middle East, dedicated the Orson Hyde Memorial Gardens on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

October 24-28, 1988 – President Thomas S. Monson led a delegation of Church leaders that met with the German Democratic Republic’s top government officials. It was announced November 12 that the Church had been granted rights to send missionaries to the DDR and for LDS members from the DDR to serve as missionaries in other countries.

Church History Today – September 2nd

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September 2, 1898 – President Wilford Woodruff died at age 91 in San Francisco, California, where he had gone to seek relief from his asthma problems.

Wilford Woodruff 1889

Wilford Woodruff 1889

September 2, 1945 – Formal ceremonies of surrender, ending World War II – history’s deadliest and most far-reaching conflict – were held aboard the battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Japan had surrendered on August 14 (V-J Day); Germany on May 8 (V-E Day).

Church History Today – August 24th

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August 24, 1939 – The First Presidency directed all missionaries in Germany to move to neutral countries. Later the missionaries were instructed to leave Europe and return to the United States. The last group arrived in New York November 6, 1939.

August 24, 1985 – The Johannesburg South Africa Temple was dedicated by President Hinckley. With the dedication of this building, there was now a temple on every continent except Antarctica.

Church History Today – July 31st

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July 31 – August 8, 1976 – President Kimball addressed at total of 25,000 members from 12 countries in Europe at five area conferences in France, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands and Germany.

July 31- August 9, 2005 – President Hinckley traveled 24,995 miles on a seven-nation tour of Asia and Africa, holding meetings in Russia, Korea, Taiwan, China, India, Kenya and Nigeria, where he also dedicated the Aba Nigeria Temple. He was the first Church president to visit India.

Church History Today – June 29th

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June 29, 1836 – A mass meeting of citizens at Liberty, Mo., passed a resolution to expel the Saints from Clay County. By December many had relocated on Shoal Creek (later known as Far West) in the newly established Caldwell County, located northeast of Clay County.

June 29, 1985 – The Freiberg Temple, located in the German Democratic Republic, then communist-controlled, was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

June 29, 1993 – The government of Mexico formally registered the LDS Church, granting it all the rights of a religious organization, including the right to own property.

Church History Today – June 6th

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June 6, 1840 – Forty-one members of the Church sailed for the United States from Liverpool, England, on the ship Britannia, being the first Saints to gather from a foreign land. By 1890, some 85,000 LDS emigrants had crossed the Atlantic Ocean in about 280 voyages.

June 6, 1944 – Allied forces, numbering 130,000 men, invaded Europe at Normandy, France, on “D-Day” breaking the Nazi stranglehold on the Continent and leading to the eventual surrender of Germany.

June 6, 1979 – Joseph Smith’s Vision of the Celestial Kingdom and Joseph F. Smith’s Vision of the Redemption of the Dead were transferred from the Pearl of Great Price to the Doctrine and Covenants, becoming Sections 137 and 138, respectively.