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in Every Land

The Church in Asia, 1964

Missionaries were first sent to Asia in the 1850s, but the Church didn’t develop a lasting presence there for another hundred years. It wasn’t until the first two decades after WWII that the Church grew deep roots in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines.

Lecture Highlights

of Conviction

Branch Builder in Vietnam

Thi Thu Ha’s Mission

Thi Thu Ha was determined to serve a branch building mission in her native Vietnam. Little did she know how much patience, faith, and work it would take to realize her dream.

of the Collection

The Articles and Covenants of the Church

This document is one of several known handwritten copies of the Articles and Covenants of the Church, which would later become section 20 of the Doctrine and Covenants.

“A Day of God’s Power”

Museum Treasures

This red silk handkerchief is a vivid reminder of both Joseph Smith’s compassion and the power of God to heal the sick. 

Church History Daily

Callings and Blessings

When it was first dictated, Doctrine and Covenants 81 gave counsel and promised blessings to Jesse Gause, a recently called counselor to Joseph Smith. Gause did not remain faithful to his calling, however, and Frederick G. Williams was soon called to replace him. The counsel and promises of the revelation were then shifted to Williams. It is his name and not Gause’s that has appeared in published versions of the revelation.

Robin Scott Jensen, “Jesse Gause: Counselor to the Prophet,”


of the Restoration

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

2015 Lecture Series

Pioneers in Every Land

“Pioneers in Every Land” is the theme of the 2015 Lecture Series at the Church History Library in Salt Lake. Videos of each presentation will be available online after the events. 

in Context

“Take Special Care of Your Family”

D&C 118, 126

Mary Ann Angell met Brigham Young in Kirtland in 1833. Baptized in 1832, Mary Ann was an early convert to the Book of Mormon. She testified that “the Spirit bore witness to her . . . of the truth of its origin, so strongly that she could never afterwards doubt it.”

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you.

D&C 21:1