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    Amy Brown Lyman's
    Mission in Europe

    Ministering to the Saints Amid the Gathering Storm

    David Hall


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    About the Lecture

    Accompanying her mission president husband to Europe in 1936, Amy Brown Lyman, then serving as a counselor in the general Relief Society presidency, faced the challenge of adapting programs developed in the Mormon heartland to conditions in the international Church. Rising political tensions and European class and cultural differences complicated her efforts to reach out to Latter-day Saint women.

    David R. Hall received his bachelor’s degree in history and sociology from UCLA, his masters degree in history from BYU, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has studied the work of Latter-day Saint women for two decades, focusing especially on the Relief Society and the activities of Amy Brown Lyman.  Dave has published several articles on the subject in Dialogue, Mormon Historical Studies, and The Journal of Mormon History.  He is currently preparing a biography of Amy Brown Lyman for publication.  David lectures on history at California State University, Fullerton.  He has been married for 28 years to his wife Teri.  They are the parents of three wonderful children.

    This event was part of the 2013 Men and Women of Faith lecture series sponsored by the Church History Library.  Lectures are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple.  Validated parking is available at the Conference Center.

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