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Church History Today – May 15th

May 15th, 2009 No comments

May 15, 1944 – A 12-page monthly Church News for the 70,000 LDS servicemen was inaugurated by the First Presidency in order to keep more closely in touch with the servicemen.

Church History Today – May 14th

May 14th, 2009 No comments

May 14, 1945 – President Heber J. Grant died in Salt Lake City at age 88.
May 14, 1977 – A bishop’s central storehouse, the second in the Church and first outside of Salt Lake City, opened at Colton, Calif. Also, the Young Men program was restructured.

Church History May

May 12th, 2009 No comments

May 1918 – To alleviate shortages during World War I, the Relief Society, which had been gathering and storing wheat since 1876, sold 205,518 bushels of wheat to the U.S. government at a government price, with approval of the First Presidency and the Presiding Bishopric.

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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.

Church History May

May 8th, 2009 No comments

May 1980 – Missionary work opened in Haiti and Belize.

Church History May

May 7th, 2009 No comments

May, 1947 – The vast project of revising early scripture translations and translating the scriptures into additional languages was begun by the Church offices.

Church History Today – April 30th

April 30th, 2009 No comments

April 30, 1844 – Addison Pratt landed on Tubuai, the first missionary to begin work in the South Pacific.

April 30, 1986 – Church membership was estimated to have reached the 6-million member milestone.

April 30, 2006 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir reached a milestone when it aired the 4,000th consecutive network broadcast of its weekly “Music and Spoken Word” program.

Church History Today – April 27th

April 27th, 2009 No comments

April 27, 1915 – The First Presidency inaugurated the “Home Evening” program, inviting all families to participate.

Church History Today – April 26th

April 26th, 2009 No comments

April 26, 1838 – Name of the Church – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – was given by revelation. (See D&C 115).

Church History Today – April 24th

April 24th, 2009 No comments

April 24, 1846 – A temporary settlement of westward-moving Saints was established at Garden Grove, Iowa. Other camps were established at Mount Pisgah, Iowa, on May 16; at Kanesville (Council Bluffs), Iowa, on June 14; and at Winter Quarters, Neb., in September.