“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.



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  • 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.