Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Church History Today – December 9th

December 9th, 2009 No comments

December 9, 1895 – The first stake in Mexico, the Juarez Stake, was organized in the English-speaking Mormon colonies in northern Mexico.

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Church History Today – December 3rd

December 3rd, 2009 No comments

December 3, 1961 – The first Spanish-speaking stake in the Church was created in Mexico City.

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 – October 4th

October 4th, 2009 No comments

October 4, 1986 – Seventies quorums in stakes throughout the Church were discontinued.

October 4, 1997 – It was announced in general conference by President Hinckley that the Church would construct temples in remote areas of the Church that have small LDS populations. The first were to be built in Anchorage, Alaska; in the LDS colonies of northern Mexico; and in Monticello, Utah.

Church History

August 16th, 2009 No comments

Summer 1906 – President Joseph F. Smith traveled to Europe, the first such visit of a Church president to the area. President Smith also visited Hawaii, Canada and Mexico during his presidency.

Church History Today – June 29th

June 29th, 2009 No comments

June 29, 1836 – A mass meeting of citizens at Liberty, Mo., passed a resolution to expel the Saints from Clay County. By December many had relocated on Shoal Creek (later known as Far West) in the newly established Caldwell County, located northeast of Clay County.

June 29, 1985 – The Freiberg Temple, located in the German Democratic Republic, then communist-controlled, was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

June 29, 1993 – The government of Mexico formally registered the LDS Church, granting it all the rights of a religious organization, including the right to own property.

Church History Today – June 25th

June 25th, 2009 No comments

June 25, 1976 – Missouri Gov. Christopher S. Bond signed an executive order rescinding the extermination order issued in 1838 by Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs.

June 25, 1989 – The 100th Stake in Mexico was created in Tecalco. Mexico became the first country outside the United States with 100 or more stakes.

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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.