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Today’s Thought

February 26th, 2010 No comments

It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is, it all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future.

-President Gordon B. Hinckley –

Church History Today – November 10th

November 10th, 2009 No comments

November 10, 1985 – President Ezra Taft Benson was ordained and set apart as the 13th president of the Church, with President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Thomas S. Monson as counselors.

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Church History Today – November 8th

November 8th, 2009 No comments

November 8, 1912 – The First Presidency created a Correlation Committee, headed by Elder David O. McKay of the Quorum of the Twelve, and asked it to coordinate scheduling and prevent unnecessary duplication in programs of Church auxiliaries.

November 8-16, 1996 President Hinckley spoke to gatherings of Church members and missionaries in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil, and broke ground for temples in Bolivia and Brazil.

November 8-13, 1997 – President Hinckley addressed 42,000 Church members in Mexico City and an additional 12,000 in Puebla, Mexico. On the trip, he met with Mexico’s president, Dr. Ernesto Zedillo.

Church History Today – November 5th

November 5th, 2009 No comments

November 5, 1895 – By a vote of 31,305 to 7,687, the people of Utah ratified the constitution and approved statehood. The documents were later hand-delivered to President Grover Cleveland.

November 5, 1896 – The First Presidency issued a formal letter of instruction directing that the first Sunday in each month be observed as fast day, rather than the first Thursday, which had been observed as fast day since the early days of the Church in the Utah Territory.

November 5, 1903 – The Carthage Jail was purchased by the Church as a historic site for $4,000.

November 5, 1933 – The First Presidency and four members of the Quorum of the Twelve participated in the dedication of the Washington, D.C., meetinghouse, which was adorned by a statue of the Angel Moroni atop its 165-foot spire.

November 5, 1985 – President Spencer W. Kimball died in Salt Lake City at age 90.

November 5, 2000 – Following a procedure established by the Prophet Joseph Smith for the cornerstone laying of the original Nauvoo Temple April 6, 1841, President Hinckley presided over the dedication of the four cornerstones of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple.

Church History Today – October 10th

October 10th, 2009 No comments

October 10, 1880 – The First Presidency was reorganized with President John Taylor sustained as third president of the Church, with Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors.

October 10, 1901 – President Lorenzo Snow died at his home in the beehive House in Salt Lake City at age 87.

October 10, 1919 – King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium attended a recital on Temple Square in Salt Lake City to hear the Tabernacle organ.

October 10, 1962 – The Church purchased a shortwave radio station, WRUL, with a transmitter in Boston and studios in New York City. It was subsequently used to transmit Church broadcasts to Europe and South America.

October 10-17, 1997 – President Hinckley addressed a total of 52,500 members in eight islands of the Pacific: Samoa, Hawaii, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Tahiti.

Church History Today – September 20th

September 20th, 2009 No comments

September 20, 2001 – President Hinckley was among 26 religious leaders who met at the White House in Washington, D.C., with U.S. President George W. Bush regarding the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.c., on September 11, 2001.

Church History Today – September 9th

September 9th, 2009 No comments

September 9, 1978 – A new missionary training program was announced: Missionaries to English-speaking missions would receive four weeks training while those learning other languages would continue to receive eight weeks training at the new Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, which replaced the Language Training Mission and the Mission Home in Salt Lake City.

September 9-10, 2002 – President Hinckley became the first Church president to visit Russia and Ukraine.

Church History Today – August 15th

August 15th, 2009 No comments

August 15, 1987 – The Church’s Genealogical Department was renamed the Family History Department.

August 15, 1992 – Commemorating the “second rescue” of the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart pioneers, President Hinckley dedicated three monuments in central Wyoming. The Riverton Wyoming Stake researched family histories and performed temple ordinances for those pioneers whose work was not previously done.

Church History Today – August 7th

August 7th, 2009 No comments

August 7, 1978 – North Dakota became the final state of the United States to have a stake headquartered within its boundaries when the Fargo North Dakota stake was created.

August 7-14, 1997 – President Hinckley delivered 12 addresses to about 56,000 people in four nations of South America: Paraguay, Ecuador, Venezuela and Uruguay.

August 7, 2001 – Sea Trek 2001, an epic voyage of eight tall sailing ships commemorating the 19th century gathering of European converts to Zion, departed from Esbjerg, Denmark, on the first leg of it 59-day journey, which concluded October 4 in New York City.

Church History Today – July 31st

July 31st, 2009 No comments

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.