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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 20th

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December 20, 1947 – President George Albert Smith announced that following the end of World War II, the Church had the responsibility to carry the gospel to the people at home and abroad, a missionary posture leading to the internationalization of the Church.

Church History – November

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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 – November 9th

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November 9, 1978 – Elder and Sister Rendell N. Mabey and Elder and Sister Edwin Q. Cannon arrived in Nigeria as special representatives of the Church to open missionary work in West Africa.

Church History Today – October 22nd

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October 22, 1968 – The Church received official recognition in Spain. The first missionaries arrived in June, 1969.

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Church History Today – September 16th

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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 – July 29th

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July 1990 – At about this time new missions in the Eastern European countries of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland highlighted the record 29 missions created in 1990.

Church History Today – July 21st

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July 21, 1935 – President Heber J. Grant dedicated the Hill Cumorah Monument near Palmyra, N.Y.

July 21, 1954 – The First Presidency announced the establishment of the Church College of Hawaii. The college commenced operation September 26, 1955.

July 21, 1960 – First Presidency issues statement allowing young men to serve missions at age 19, even though they had not met educational and military qualifications previously required.

Church History Today – July 20th

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July 20, 1831 – Independence, Jackson County, Mo., was designated the center place for Zion. (see D&C 57)

July 20, 1833 – A mob destroyed the Evening and Morning Star printing office in Independence, Mo., interrupting the printing of the Book of Commandments.

July 20, 1837 – The First mission in the Church – the British Mission – was organized. Apostles Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde and Elders Willard Richards and Joseph Fielding had left Kirtland, Ohio, June 13 for England, opening up missionary work outside North America.

July 20–25, 1897 – The jubilee anniversary of the arrival of the Pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley was held in Salt Lake City for six days. The celebration began with the dedication by President Wilford Woodruff of the Brigham Young statue (Cyrus Dallin, sculptor) that would later stand at the intersection of Main and South Temple streets on July 20, and ended with a celebration for the Pioneers in the Tabernacle on July 24 and memorial services honoring all deceased Pioneers on July 25.

July 20, 1951 – Because the Korean War reduced the number of young elders being called as missionaries, the First Presidency issued a call for seventies to help fill the need. Many married men subsequently served full-time missions.

July 20, 1969 – U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon when he descended from the lunar module Eagle; he was followed 18 minutes later by Edwin Aldrin, pilot of the lunar module.

Church History Today – July 14th

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July 14, 1894 – President Grover Cleveland signed an act that provided for statehood for Utah. This culminated 47 years of effort on the part of Mormons in Utah to achieve this status.

July 14, 2008 – The Church released a statement that missionary assignments to Russia will be limited to those nationalities not needing visas because of legislation by the Russian government requiring all foreigners on humanitarian visas (which includes the Church’s missionaries) to leave Russia every three months to renew their visas. Missionaries currently serving in Russia were not withdrawn and the missions are fully staffed, the statement said.