Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Feb 24-31

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Glimpse of the Past - LDS Church History | 0 comments

February 26, 1834 – The Prophet Joseph Smith and several other elders leave Kirtland, Ohio, on short-term missions to northeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and western New York to recruit members for Zion’s Camp. February 26, 1843 – The Prophet Joseph’s mother, Lucy Mack Smith, was very ill and the Prophet records that “I nursed her with my own hands” (History of Church, 5:290). February 27, 1833 – The revelation known as the “Word of Wisdom,” was given through Joseph Smith, jun., at Kirtland. (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 89.) February 26, 1849 – The first Welsh Saints leave to join Zion in the United States. February 26, 1996 – The Church announces that Latter-day Saints living outside of the U.S. outnumber member living in the U.S. for the first time since 1850s when the membership of the British Isles exceeded that in the United States. Taken from: History of the Church; & Church Chronology, Andrew...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Feb 16-23

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Glimpse of the Past - LDS Church History | 0 comments

February 19, 1793 – Sidney Rigdon is born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania. February 22, 1811 – Ezra T. Benson, the great-grandfather of President Ezra Taft Benson, was born in Mendon, Worcester Co., Mass. February 19, 1835 – The Prophet Joseph and others continue in their Hebrew school.  Prof. Seixas seemed pleased with their progress and spent a good part of the day conversing with the prophet on religion. February 22, 1836 – The sisters at Kirtland met in the Lord’s House to commence their work of making the veil for that building. February 23, 1839 – About this time Sidney Rigdon was released from prison in Liberty jail, Mo., on bail. February 22, 1861 – Apostle Orson Pratt submits to the Mathematical Monthly (Cambridge, Massachusetts) a series of problems concerning mathematical laws relating to the origin of the solar system. The paper ceased its publication due to the pending war and Pratt never heard back about his manuscript. Taken from: History of the Church & Church Chronology by Andrew...

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Glimpse of the Past – LDS Church History Feb 1-7

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February 1828 – Martin Harris visited Joseph Smith, jun., at Harmony, Pa., and took some of the characters, which had been transcribed, and the translation of them, to New York City, where he showed them to Professor Charles Anthon and Doctor Mitchell February 2, 1833 – Joseph Smith, jun., completed the translation of the New Testament. February 5, 1840 – The Prophet Joseph Smith preaches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  His talk is partially recorded by a member of Congress, Mathew S. Davis.  He writes that the Prophet taught that children were not capable of sinning and did not need baptism until the age of eight.  He taught the plan of salvation and the Book of Mormon.  Mr. Davis wrote, “I have changed my opinion of the Mormons.  They are an injured and much-abused people” (History of Church, 4:79). February 7, 1843 – Apostle Parley P. Pratt arrived at Nauvoo from his mission to England. February 5, 1844 – The prophet meets with William Weeks, architect of the Nauvoo Temple.  In discussing the windows, the Prophet asked for round windows on the sides of the Temple.  Brother Weeks said that round windows were against the known rules of architecture and that they needed to be semicircular.  The Prophet replied, “I wish you to carry out my designs.  I have seen in a vision the splendid appearance of that building illuminated, and will have it built according to the pattern shown me.” (History of the Church, 6:197) Taken from: History of the Church & Church Chronology by Andrew...

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Announcing – 2012 British Isles Tour

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 in British Isles - England and Wales Trips | 0 comments

Stunning museums, beautiful castles, incredible libraries, ancient churches, amazing Early Apostle Missionaries and Bible Translators sites are just a few reasons to experience LDS British Church History and Bible Translators Tour on May 26-June 6 Sign up by Feb 22nd to join veteran British Church History guides for this one-of-a-kind tour.  Our expert tour guides’ unique knowledge, access, and contacts provide what no other group can offer.  With beautiful scenery, very nice lodging, delicious meals, and amazing historic sites there is no reason for you not to join us! Click here to find out more exciting...

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