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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.

of Conviction

This Grand Opportunity

Elizabeth McCune and the First Sister Missionaries

Elizabeth McCune traveled to Europe in 1897 with her family. Her willingness to share her testimony prompted the mission presidency to ask for sister missionaries.

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

Hope Is a Commandment

Francisco Dique Sousa gained a testimony of the Restoration in 1990 when friends sent him copies of the Book of Mormon and Doctrine and Covenants. But the Church had no legal recognition in his home country, Mozambique, until 1996, so he had to wait six years for baptism. When asked if he had ever felt discouraged about the long wait, Dique replied, “For me, hope is a commandment.”

Francisco Dique Sousa interview: Beira, Mozambique, 2000 May 17, Church History Library, Salt Lake City


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.

Upcoming Events

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