Posts Tagged ‘missionaries’

A Light Unto All: A Christmas Gift

December 25th, 2009 No comments

A gift from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The story of Christ’s birth is the same no matter what language you speak or nation you are from. Please share this message with all.

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Church History Today – December 19th

December 19th, 2009 No comments

December 19, 1914 – Under the pall of war, missionaries were removed from France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium, prior to World War I.

December 19, 2000 – The government of Kazakhstan, one of the former republics of what was once the Soviet Union, granted the Church official recognition.

Church History – November

November 20th, 2009 No comments

November 1947 – Some 75 tons of potatoes, raised and donated by Dutch members, were delivered to needy families in Germany. A year later, the German Saints harvested their own crop of potatoes.

November 1961 – A Language Training Institute was established at Brigham Young University for missionaries called to foreign countries. In 1963, it became the Language Training Mission.

November 1972 – The MIA was realigned into the Aaronic Priesthood and Melchizedek Priesthood MIA and was placed directly under priesthood leadership.

Church History Today – October 26th

October 26th, 2009 No comments

October 26, 1979 – The Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, previously the Language Training Mission constructed in 1976, began training all missionaries.

Church History Today – September 16th

September 16th, 2009 No comments

September 16, 1860 – At a meeting in the bowery on the Temple Block, President Brigham Young condemned the practice of missionaries asking members in the mission field for support and, instead, said that missionary service should be financed by members at home.

September 16th, 1978 – Women and girls 12 years of age and over gathered for a firest-ever special closed-circuit audio conference, similar to general conference priesthood broadcasts.

Church History Today – August 24th

August 24th, 2009 No comments

August 24, 1939 – The First Presidency directed all missionaries in Germany to move to neutral countries. Later the missionaries were instructed to leave Europe and return to the United States. The last group arrived in New York November 6, 1939.

August 24, 1985 – The Johannesburg South Africa Temple was dedicated by President Hinckley. With the dedication of this building, there was now a temple on every continent except Antarctica.