Sunday, December 28, 2008

Today in Church History - Dec 28

-- 28-Dec 1812
Catherine Smith (Joseph's sister) born in Lebanon, NH. (Tidd)

-- 1831 December 28
Joseph blesses McLellin: "I was healed so that I got up and eat breakfast and attended an ap. made for them." In the evening McLellin baptizes Celia Burwell, goes to another meeting with Hyrum and speaks an hour and a half. In the evening Joseph confirms Celia and she "expressed great joy in the reception of the Holy spirit." McLellin journals, 67-68. (Kenny)

-- December 28, 1832
[Joseph Smith] Kirtland, Ohio. Joseph Smith received portions of Doctrine & Covenants 88, a revelation often known as the Olive Leaf, and which he called the Lords message of peace to us. Other portions of this revelation were received on December 27, 1832 and January 3, 1833. (BYU-Studies)

-- December 28, 1841
[Joseph Smith] Nauvoo, Illinois. Joseph Smith baptized Sidney Rigdon for and in behalf of Elder Rigdons parents. The Prophet also baptized Reynolds Cahoon and others. (BYU-Studies)

-- 1894 December 28
[Wilford Woodruff] Salt Lake city and county building dedicated (KennyWW)

-- Winter 1979-80.
A survey of Exponent II readers shows that 66 percent rate themselves "very active" with an additional 18 percent reporting themselves as "above average" in activity; 43 percent are employed; 95 percent have attended college; 95 percent subscribe to the Ensign, 35 percent subscribe to Dialogue, and 22 percent subscribe to Sunstone. They average 3. children. (Anderson)

-- late Dec 1995
[Same Sex Marriage] An announcement is made that Jack Hoag (the Church's lawyer in Hawaii, CEO of First Hawaiian Bank, the President and Chairman of Hawaii Reserves, Inc., and member of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii, Manoa) is working on something important, possibly the creation of Hawaii's Future Today (personal communication from Bill Woods, organizer of GLEA (Gay and Lesbian Education and Advocacy) FOUNDATION and the HAWAII MARRIAGE PROJECT that brought together the three couples that initiated the court case in behalf of same-sex marriage.) (Crapo-SSM)

/Mormon Church History Chronology/

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