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Church History Today – October 29th

October 29th, 2009 No comments

October 29, 1839 – Joseph Smith left Illinois for Washington D.C. , to seek redress from the president of the United States for wrongs suffered by the Saints in Missouri.

October 29, 1855 – In a general epistle, the First Presidency proposed that Perpetual Emigrating Fund immigrants cross the plains by handcart.

October 29, 1979 – The first two converts of eastern Africa were baptized in Kenya.

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.