“This Piece of Stone Come to Us Now” - Church History
Saints in Togo See Daniel’s Stone Rolling through Own Land. At first, he didn't feel open to considering any faith outside his Catholic upbringing. But after reading the Book of Mormon, he embraced the restored gospel and was baptized. So far as he knew, he was the only Church member from his land.
“A Happier and More Abundant Life” - Church History
Saints in Brazil Travel Twelve Days to Attend Temple. Just two years after a mission was formed in the heart of the Amazon jungle, more than a hundred Saints from Manaus, Brazil, determined they would go to the temple—no matter how difficult the journey. And the journey would be difficult. In 1992, when members in Manaus made up their minds to go,...
2015 Lecture Series - Church History
“To Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People”: Pioneers in Every Land Elder James J. Hamula. 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.
“It Was the Truth!” - history.lds.org
Sacrament meeting attendance was likewise perfect, and every member was a full tithe payer. 10 The Nugent family continued to be a foundation of the Church in Jamaica for more than two decades before immigrating in 2000 to the United States, where all five of Victor and Verna's children graduated from BYU. 11
“Wherever He Leads Us” - history.lds.org
Southern Far East missionary recalls a fruitful day of tracting that, in time, led to the publication of the Book of Mormon in Chinese.
“You Can’t Close My Heart” - Church History Museum
Download: Small | Large. On June 14, 1989, the government of Ghana banned all activities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the country. “It was like being orphaned,” said Kweku Ghartey, a member, as he recalled the situation.
A People Prepared - Church History
Lynn Hilton Oral History, interviewed by Dale LeBaron, 1999, typescript, p. 8, The James Moyle Oral History Program, Archives, Historical Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah. Johnson, Jill, “Ghana,” part 1 of Our Story: Pioneers in West Africa, DVD, prod. Jill Johnson, rough draft, LDS Church Historical Department, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Taking the Gospel to Mexico - history.lds.org
He was a translator, missionary, and colonist, playing an essential though largely unrecognized role in the beginning of the Church in Mexico. His life became woven together with a land and a people who, though far distant from his native Spain, shared with him a common language and love for the gospel. Footnotes
Rare Footage of First Baptisms in West Africa
The result of that July trip was the call of two pairs of missionaries to West Africa in September of 1978: Rendell and Rachel Mabey and Edwin and Janath Cannon. The Mabeys and Cannons arrived in Nigeria in November, carrying with them a handheld video camera. With that camera, they captured some very significant events in modern Church history.