Teen Travel Contest 2018

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

We are excited to hear from the valiant youth of today via insightful essays submitted to our contest – PRIZE is ONE SEAT on our JULY 28-AUGUST 3, 2018 MISSOURI to NAUVOO to WINTER QUARTERS Tour which includes 2 pageants in Nauvoo! Youth 14-19 years (age as of July 28, 2018) are eligible to submit an essay. Winning “Heroes from History” essays will highlight specific examples from the 1800’s LDS Church History and/or the youth’s own family history of that era.  Describe what these heroes have done and how you can apply their valiant examples to your life today and in the future.  Contest starts January 22, 2018 and entries must be submitted by February 28, 2018. PLEASE SHARE THIS CONTEST INFORMATION WITH THE VALIANT YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE–let’s give these amazing young people a hand and a boost to their testimony and understanding. Questions may be sent to info@mormonheritage.com.  Click on link below for more information and entry form. HEROES FROM HISTORY 2018 Essay Contest...

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1st Day Christmas Past Question & Story

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in Christmas Past 2017, Uncategorized | 35 comments

On the 1st Day of Christmas Past, some history to enhance Light the World – “Blessed are they that mourn.”  Question: What gift did a temple worker help a young man give? To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing- Read the story below; “Comment” & “Share” your answer on Facebook or our blog. “A Child’s Gift” Jean Mathews and her husband, John, served a mission in the Manila Philippines Temple, where this story took place. “On the day before Christmas, my husband was supervising the [Manila Philippines Temple] baptistry with my help. We were both very busy, but my husband felt a tug on the sleeve of his white suit coat. Looking down—he is 6-feet 4-inches tall and towers over most Filipinos—he saw a little boy who looked about 9. He wasn’t surprised, as many 12-year-olds there are about the size of 8- and 9-year-olds in the States. This little boy was dressed in worn but clean jeans and a T-shirt and was holding up a tattered piece of paper. John squatted down to look into his big, sad, brown eyes. “How can I help you?” he asked. “Can I be baptized for my dad?” “Is he dead?” John asked sympathetically. “Yes, he died two years ago. My mother told me to be baptized for him today.” John’s thoughts immediately filled with concern that the boy’s request couldn’t be filled without the necessary information, so he asked, “Do you know his full name and his birthday and where he was born?” The boy offered the piece of white paper again. “My mother wrote it down on this.” There, on that worn and soiled fragment of paper carried so carefully in his pocket, was the name of his father and his birth and death dates. Hoping the boy knew any additional information that would be needed, John pointed him to the temple office. “One of the ladies there will help you. Then come back with the blue slip of paper she will give you, and we will baptize you for your father.” Because John could not leave his responsibilities in the very busy font, he watched as the boy made his way toward the office. It was an hour before John thought about the boy again and wondered where he was. Shortly thereafter, he felt another tug on his coattail, and the little boy appeared holding a blue slip of paper, which he held out. We found a very small white jumpsuit for him. We had to roll up the pant legs and sleeves. When it was his turn to step into the font, he paused and announced in great seriousness, as if it were the most important thing to ever happen in his entire life, “I’m getting baptized for my dad.” He had the full attention of everyone there. After he was immersed, he was...

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Christmas Past 2017 Announcement!!

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Christmas Past 2017, Uncategorized | 4 comments

  With warm thanks for your patronage & sincere wishes for a happy holiday season. Our 7th Annual Twelve Days of Pioneer Christmas PAST Just For You! Get into the spirit of Christmas and enter our giveaway drawings to win a !!FREE!! seat on our Missouri to Nauvoo to Winter Quarters Church History Tour  as well as exciting daily prizes!  Keep this grand prize for yourself or surprise someone special for Christmas. Winner will CHOOSE TRAVEL DATE:  June 23-29, 2018 OR July 28-Aug 3, 2018 enjoying amazing sites!  (June tour visits Carthage Jail on martyrdom date; July tour attends TWO incredible pageants –  BOTH the Nauvoo Pageant & Truth Will Prevail – British Pageant.) All you have to do is follow us on our Facebookpage or on ourwebsite blogfrom Dec 12th – Dec 23rd. We will post a thought every day regarding something from Church History’s Christmas Past – anything from hymns to accounts of the pioneers and others.  Each day when you comment to our Christmas Past post, your name will be entered into our grand prize drawing plus our additional mini daily drawing awarded each day. “Sharing” our Facebook posts with others will earn you another entry in the grand and daily prize drawings.  Answers and the daily winner will be posted on our Facebook page and website Blog the following morning before the next question is listed.  The accounts behind our ChristmasPast answers will be found here.  See below for more information and contest rules.If you haven’t already done so, join us now on Facebook!  It’s free! Here is the link to our Facebook Page-  http://www.facebook.com/Mormon-Heritage-Association-302320186624/?fref=ts    All new Facebook followers will receive an additional entry for joining our page profile (click on the “Like” box in the main cover photo).  Or participate on our webpage blog by Clicking on this link http://www.mormonheritage.com/blog.   Our hope is that this activity will help us all slow down and appreciate the Christmases of simpler times and learn something new to inspire us this holiday season.  Tell all your family and friends about this unique and festive way to remember our Mormon Heritage. Merry Christmas! Mormon Heritage Association Staff and Tour Guides  12 Days of Christmas Past Rules: You must be 18 years or older to enter and a resident of the United States or Canada.  Daily prizes will be announced when drawing winner is posted each morning.  Winners will be notified through Facebook unless other contact information is provided to or known by MHA.  Daily prize winners and grand prize winner must provide their address for mailing their prize OR prizes could be picked up at MHA office Mon-Fri 10am-3pm or by other arrangement.  If no response from winners to claim prize within 30 days, prize is null and void.  MHA ensures privacy with all contact information.  One entry per person per day will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for posting a “comment” answering the daily question.  A second grand prize entry per person each day will be entered for a “share” of our post on your own Facebook profile.  There is potential of receiving a total of 24 entries for the grand prize per person for sharing and commenting...

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2017 TEEN TRAVEL ESSAY CONTEST

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 4 comments

We are excited to hear from the valiant youth of today via insightful essays submitted to our teen travel/essay contest – PRIZE is ONE SEAT on our JUNE 19-24, 2017 PALMYRA to KIRTLAND  Tour – this tour includes one night at NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA!  (Current passport required.)  Youth 14-19 years (age as of June 19, 2017) are eligible. Essays should highlight specific examples from the 1800’s LDS Church History and/or someone from your own family history.  Share what these heroes have done and how you can apply their valiant examples to your life today and in the future. Contest starts January 14, 2017 and entries must be submitted by February 14, 2017. All contestants must submit their essay along with a completed and signed Contest form. Click here for heroes-from-history-2017-essay-contest-rules and entry form. PLEASE SHARE THIS CONTEST INFORMATION WITH THE VALIANT YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE–let’s give these amazing young people a hand and a boost to their testimony and understanding. Questions may be sent to info@mormonheritage.com. Contest form and essays are to be submitted by email or mail to:  info@mormonheritage.com or Mormon Heritage Association, 2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan, Utah...

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Heroes from History – Teen Travel/Essay Contest

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

We are excited to hear from the valiant youth of today via insightful essays submitted to our teen travel/essay contest – PRIZE is ONE SEAT on our JUNE 19-24, 2017 PALMYRA to KIRTLAND Tour – this tour includes a night at NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA! Youth 14-19 years (age as of June 19, 2017) are eligible. Essays should highlight specific examples from the 1800’s LDS Church History and/or someone from your own family history.  Share what these heroes have done and how you can apply their valiant examples to your life today and in the future. Contest starts January 14, 2017 and entries must be submitted by February 14, 2017. All contestants must submit their essay along with a completed and signed Contest form. Click here for heroes-from-history-2017-essay-contest-rules and entry form. PLEASE SHARE THIS CONTEST INFORMATION WITH THE VALIANT YOUTH IN YOUR LIFE–let’s give these amazing young people a hand and a boost to their testimony and understanding. Questions may be sent to info@mormonheritage.com. Contest form and essays are to be submitted by email or mail to:  info@mormonheritage.com or Mormon Heritage Association, 2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan, Utah...

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11th Day Christmas Past Question and Story

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in Christmas Past 2016, Uncategorized | 9 comments

On the 11th Day of Christmas Past, the question is to be – Question:  On Christmas time of 1905 (111 yeas ago today), where was Pres. Joseph F. Smith and why? To be entered into today’s daily giveaway & FREE tour drawing- Read the story; “Comment” & “Share” your answer on Facebook or our blog. “A Memorial to Joseph Smith in Vermont” Joseph F. Smith was ordained and set apart as President of the Church on October 17, early in 1905. At the request of President Joseph F. Smith and members of the first presidency, Junius F. Wells visited the farm once belonging to Solomon Mack.  This farm was in the townships of Sharon and Royalton, in Windsor County, Vermont.  Solomon was the grandfather of Joseph Smith, Jr. and it was on his homestead atop Dairy Hill that the Prophet was born to Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith on Monday, December 23, 1805. Through township records, interviews, and available historical sources, he was successful in purchasing the property and was authorized by the brethren to build a memorial cottage on the site of the original home. It was likewise agreed that he would commission the erection of a thirty eight and one half foot granite shaft with appropriate inscriptions to be dedicated and unveiled at that location on December 23, 1905, the 100th anniversary of the Prophet’s birth. Elder Wells completed his arduous task, the memorial shaft, still standing today, weighs forty tons and was set in place with great difficulty. A special road had to be built from the railroad to the site of the monument, and a specially constructed wagon transported the shaft to its resting place. President Joseph F. Smith and the centennial memorial party were greeted as they arrived at South Royalton, Vermont on December 22 (111 years ago today!). The group of thirty persons was comprised of Smith family members, general authorities, and other invited guests. During the services held the following day, December 23, in the Joseph Smith Memorial cottage, President Joseph F. Smith dedicated the home, the polished shaft of Vermont granite, and all appurtenances. The opening words of President Smith’s dedicatory prayer read, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy most holy name. We thy servants and handmaidens representing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have gathered here to dedicate this monument to the memory of thy servant Joseph Smith, the great Prophet and Seer of the 19th century, who was born into the world near this spot on the 23rd day of December 1805, one hundred years ago.” President Smith and certain members of his party spent Christmas Eve in transit to Boston by way of the railroad. On Christmas Day, the Smith family members drove to Topsfield and Boxford, Massachusetts and there visited the home sites of Joseph Smith’s ancestors, including that of Joseph Smith,...

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