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Pioneers
in Every Land

“That They May Know the Covenants of the Lord"

Olivas Aoy and the Book of Mormon

Olivas Aoy’s brief stay among the Maya left a lasting impression on his life. Already attuned to the needs of the downtrodden, perhaps by temperament or by his training to become a Franciscan, he left the Yucatán with a renewed zeal to defend the oppressed and underprivileged, wherever he found them.

Lecture Highlights

“To Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People”: Pioneers in Every Land

No longer an organization made up mostly of U.S. members, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has spread from Tahiti to Taiwan. Latter-day Saint men and women are building the kingdom of God all over the world.  All are invited to come hear their stories, feel their challenges, and be inspired by their faith.

Women
of Conviction

A Love for Words

The Legacy of Mabel Jones Gabbott

At a baptismal service, eight-year-olds dressed in white often join with family and ward members to sing of how “Jesus came to John the Baptist, / In Judea long ago, / And was baptized by immersion / In the river Jordan’s flow” (

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

Missionary Age Changes

One of the most recognizable symbols of the Church today is a pair of young missionaries looking for people to teach. In the 19th century, though, it was much more common to see middle-aged missionaries. One analysis suggests that the average age of a Latter-day Saint missionary before 1900 was around 35.


William E. Hughes, “A Profile of the Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 1849–1900” (master’s thesis, Brigham Young University, 1986), 134
 

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Prophets
of the Restoration

President Ezra Taft Benson Exhibit

13th President: 1985–1994

An early career in agriculture prepared Ezra Taft Benson to, as an Apostle, lead Church relief efforts in Europe after WWII and build relationships for the Church. As prophet, he challenged Latter-day Saints to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon, to heed its warnings against pride, and to let Christ transform their inner natures. 

Upcoming Events

Serving Church and Country

President Ezra Taft Benson

Sheri L. Dew discusses key events in the life of President Benson that prepared him for the challenges and opportunities he would experience later in his life at the November Men and Women of Faith Lecture Series.

Revelations
in Context

Mercy Thompson and the Revelation on Marriage

D&C 132

“Some may think I could envy Queen Victoria in some of her glory,” wrote Mercy Fielding Thompson. “Not while my name stands first on the list in this Dispensation of women sealed to a Dead Husband through divine Revelation.”

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you

D&C 21:1