Posts Tagged ‘temple’

Church History Today – November

November 24th, 2009 No comments

November 1990 – The First Presidency announced in November a new policy for United States and Canada, effective January 1, 1991,m that would equalize contributions required to maintain a full-time missionary.

November 1997 – Sometime during the first week of November, the Church reached 10 million members, according to Church estimates.

November 2004 – The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve introduce “Preach My Gospel,” a comprehensive and far-reaching program designed to prepare and strengthen missionaries. The 230-page booklet addresses every aspect of missionary service and is considered the most complete, orchestrated effort in the history of the Church to unify the missionary effort.

Church History Today – September 23rd

September 23rd, 2009 No comments

September 23, 1945 – The Idaho Falls Temple was dedicated by President George Albert Smith.

September 23, 1995 – At the annual General Relief Society Meeting, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve issued a Proclamation to the World on the Family, reaffirming that “the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.”

Church History Today – July 26th

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July 26, 1996 The Monticello Utah Temple, the prototype for a new generation of small temples in less-populous area of the church, was dedicated in southeast Utah by President Hinckley.

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 – May 23rd

May 23rd, 2009 No comments

May 23, 1893 – The first ordinance work, baptism for the dead, was performed in the Salt Lake Temple.

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Church History Today – May 20-21st

May 20th, 2009 No comments

May 20-21, 2000 – Three temples were dedicated in two days, the first time in the history of the Church that had occurred. They were the Tampico Mexico Temple on May 20, and the Villahermosa Mexico and the Nashville Tennessee temples, both on May 21.

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Church History Today – May 17th

May 17th, 2009 No comments

May 17, 1884 – The Logan Temple, the second temple constructed after the Saints came west, was dedicated by President John Taylor.
May 17, 1975 – A supervisory program for missions in the United States and Canada was announced, along with the assignment of members of the Quorum of the Twelve as advisers and other General Authorities as supervisors of the 12 areas.

Church History Today – April 20th

April 20th, 2009 No comments

April 20, 1839 – The last of the Saints left Far West, Mo. A whole community, numbering about 15,000, had been expelled from their homes on account of their religion.

April 20, 1958 – The New Zealand Temple was dedicated by President David O. McKay.