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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

“My Dear Sister”

Joseph F. Smith’s Letters to Martha Ann Smith Harris

The Church History Library hosts Dr. Richard Holzapfel as he talks about the letters written by Joseph F. Smith to his sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris.  

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.

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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“My Dear Sister”

Joseph F. Smith’s Letters to Martha Ann Smith Harris

The Church History Library hosts Dr. Richard Holzapfel as he talks about the letters written by Joseph F. Smith to his sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris.  

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