“The First Missions to England were Daring and Inspired”



The Preston England Temple
of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saiints
(not far from where the first
Mormon baptisms in England
were performed in 1837)


My weekly Thursday Deseret News column is up:




I’m beginning to give serious attention to the British- and LDS-history-oriented tour that I’ll be accompanying in July.  (Hence this English-focused column.)  I’m really, really, looking forward it.  And, by the way, there are still (I think) places available on the tour.



New Testament 194
Personal encounters with Elder Packer (Part 1)
When will the super volcano under Yellowstone erupt again?
Happy Independence Day!
  • JeanPing

    I only wish I could go! Darn that budget.

    But my actual point is that I enjoy reading British history, and it so happens that right now I’m reading a book called “The Echoing Green” by Gillian Avery that collects reminiscences of growing up in the 19th century. There’s a really nice variety of people and a lot about the early half of the century. I’ve found myself understanding better why missionary efforts were quite successful during that period.