Posts Tagged ‘Joseph Smith’

Church History Today – June 11th

June 11th, 2009 No comments

June 11, 1844 – Joseph Smith and the city council were charged with riot in the destruction of the Expositor press. A Nauvoo court absolved them of the charge, but the complainant asked for the issue to be examined by the Carthage court.

Church History Today – May or June 1829

June 2nd, 2009 No comments

May or June 1829 – Peter, James and John conferred the Melchizedek Priesthood upon Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery near the Susquehanna River between Harmony, Pa., and Colesville, N.Y.

Church History Today – May 22nd

May 22nd, 2009 No comments

May 22, 1943 – USS Joseph Smith, a Liberty class ship, was launched in Richmond, Calif. Ceremonies included a tribute to Joseph Smith and a description of the Church’s part in the war effort.
May 22, 1977 – Formation of a new Church Activities Committee, with responsibility for coordinating cultural arts and physical activities, was announced.
May 22, 2002 – The first missionary training center in Africa opened its doors in Tema, Ghana, the 16th missionary training center throughout the world.

Church History Today – May 19th

May 19th, 2009 No comments

May 19, 1838 – Joseph Smith and others visited a place on Grand River, in Missouri, about 25 miles north of Far West, called Spring Hill by the Saints, which by revelation was named Adam-ondi-Ahman because “it is the place where Adam shall come to visit his people, or the Ancient of Days shall sit, as spoken of by Daniel the prophet.” (See D&C 116, Dan 7:9-14.)
May 19, 1878 – The Church had previously provided for the purchase of land in Conejos County, Colo., for settlements of Saints from the Southern States. On this date the first settlers arrived, thus opening Mormon settlements in Colorado.

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Church History Today – April 25th

April 25th, 2009 No comments

April 25, 1839 Commerce, Ill., was selected as a gathering place for the Church. On May 1, two farms were purchased by Joseph Smith and others, the first land purchased in what later became Nauvoo.