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Pioneers
in Every Land

“A Commitment to God”: Virgilio Simarrón’s Decision

The Roots of the Church in Guayacana, Ecuador

Virgilio Simarrón was a leader in the Chachi native community of northern Ecuador—a position held by members of his family for many generations. But Virgilio’s life changed in 1996, when his son Wilson returned from studies with copies of the Book of Mormon.

Lecture Highlights

Evening with Elder Bruce C. Hafen

Evenings at the Museum Lecture

Elder Hafen shares stories and insights about President Brigham Young and President Wilford Woodruff, two Church presidents who played key roles in the early history of the St. George temple.

Women
of Conviction

Lillian Ashby and the Dharmarajus

How One Woman Helped Plant the Church in India

When 37-year-old Lillian Ashby received a mission call to serve with her husband in Samoa, she knew she only had months to live. Despite her struggle with cancer, her mission had a lasting impact on an individual, a family, and a nation.

Treasures
of the Collection

Brigham Young, September 1864

Sermons during a Trip to the Southern Settlements

Extracts from sermons given by Brigham Young at various settlements in Utah during a trip south in 1864. 

Foundations of Faith Exhibit

Treasures from the Church's Historical Collections

This new exhibit, available online and at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City, tells the story of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ through some of its most treasured documents.

Church History Daily

Letter to a new Church Historian

When Anthon H. Lund was called to serve as Church Historian in 1900, artist C. C. A. Christensen wrote him a letter, saying that his work would be “appreciated by unborn millions of God’s children”—even if its full value was not clear in the moment—“for the Historian labors more for the future than for the present.”

C.C.A. Christensen letter to Anthon H. Lund, July 27, 1900, Anthon H. Lund papers, Church History Library, Salt Lake City

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Prophets
of the Restoration

Gordon B. Hinckley

15th President: 1995–2008

Gordon B. Hinckley shared both his optimism and strong sense of accountability with Latter-day Saints. He worked to bring temples to the saints, bring the Church out of obscurity, and strengthen the youth.

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Revelations
in Context

“Wrought Upon” to Seek a Revelation

D&C 108

Lyman Sherman had followed the Spirit’s promptings to join the Church and to walk a thousand miles with Zion’s camp.  But he still felt a deep, personal yearning to know of his standing before the Lord.

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you

D&C 21:1