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Lorenzo Snow

April 3rd, 2011 No comments

Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow was born April 3, 1814, in Mantua, Ohio. As a youth, he preferred academic study to an apprenticeship. Study of Hebrew and theology led to his conversion to the Church in 1836. He spent the rest of his life in service as a missionary, Apostle, and Church President, a position he filled on September 13, 1898. He helped the Church recover from the challenges of the previous decades. He stabilized Church finances as members increased their tithes and offerings, and he expanded Church missionary efforts. As Church President at the dawning of the twentieth century, he opened a new era in Latter-day Saint history. He died in Salt Lake City on October 10, 1901, at the age of 87

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Church History Today – April 3rd

April 3rd, 2010 No comments

April 3, 1814 – Born Lorenzo Snow – 5th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow

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Church History Today – October 15th

October 15th, 2009 No comments

October 15, 1898 – President Lorenzo Snow announced that the Church would issue bonds to lighten the burden of its indebtedness.

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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 13th

September 13th, 2009 No comments

September 13, 1898 – President Lorenzo Snow became the president of the Church. He chose Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith as counselors. Both had served as counselors to President Brigham Young, President John Taylor and President Wilford Woodruff.

September 13, 1990 – Registration of the Leningrad Branch of the Church was approved by the Council on Religious Affairs of the Council of Ministers in the Soviet Union.