Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 15 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which President introduced the plan to build smaller temples, therefore creating a temple building boom, increasing the number to over 100?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Gordon B. Hinckley. Under his Presidency, the Church rebuilt the Nauvoo temple and also built a temple in upstate New York, near where the Church was founded. President Hinckley also appeared on "60 Minutes" several times and traveled around the globe to educate the world about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Sustained in March 1995, he was President until his death in 2008.
|Which Prophet served as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for less than one year?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Howard W. Hunter. As a young adult, his band, Howard's Croonaders, toured for five months on the SS President Jackson. Howard W. Hunter gave up his band for married life and Church service. President of the LDS Church from June 1994 to March 1995, he spent his months encouraging members to be temple worthy and to attend as often as possible.
Ezra Taft Benson. Ezra Taft Benson served as Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1961. He was sustained President of the LDS Church in November 1985. His love of freedom, home, and family were very evident in his talks and writings. President Benson died in May 1994.
Spencer W. Kimball. Descendant of Heber C. Kimball, member of the earliest Latter-Day Quorum of the Twelve, Spencer W. Kimball served as president from December 1973 to November 1985. During his time, the number of temples doubled and missionaries increased by 50%. His most famous quote is "We must lengthen our stride and must do it now."
|The eleventh President of the LDS Church, which man once said, "I only ask to go where the Lord would have me go, and only to receive what the Lord would have me receive..."?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Harold B. Lee. Sustained in July 1972, Harold B. Lee used his short 18 months as President preparing the Church for a rapid expansion of members in the decades to come. He died in December 1973. President Lee spent much of his time in the Twelve working with the Welfare Program he helped to create.
|Before being called as President, who supervised the evacuation of missionaries from Europe prior to World War II?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Joseph Fielding Smith. Joseph Fielding Smith is the son of Joseph F. Smith and grandson of Hyrum Smith. He served as President for only a little over 2 years, from January 1970 to July 1972. His numerous writings, however, have continued to help the Latter-Day Saints learn about Church History and Doctrine.
|What President married Emma Ray Riggs Jan 2, 1901, becoming the first couple married in the Salt Lake Temple in the 20th Century?||Prophets of the LDS Church
David O. McKay. David O. McKay grew up in Huntsville, UT. He served 44 years in the Quorum of the Twelve before being called as President of the LDS Church in April 1951. President McKay is responsible for the structure of the Sunday School and wrote many of the first instruction manuals. He also created the first stakes of Zion outside of the United States of America. He died in January 1970, at 96 years old.
George Albert Smith. George Albert's grandfather, commonly called George A., was a cousin to the prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. George Albert Smith suffered poor health and bad eyesight, but was still a good President. He served only 6 years, from May 1945 to April 1951.
Heber J. Grant. President from November 1918 to May 1945, President Grant developed the Church's Welfare Program. His business experiences earlier in life helped him to modernize the Church and its procedures.
|Which President is the son of Hyrum Smith (brother to the first Latter-Day Saint prophet) and his second wife Mary Fielding?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Joseph F. Smith. Sustained President of the LDS church in Oct 1901, Joseph F. spent much of his presidency preserving Church history sites in New York, Missouri and Illinois. He died in November of 1918. Joseph F. Smith was born while his father was imprisoned in Liberty Jail.
Lorenzo Snow. Lorenzo Snow was the younger brother of Eliza R. Snow, prominent early Church member and famous poetess. Lorenzo served as President of the Church from September 1898 to October 1901.
Wilford Woodruff. Sustained President in April 1889, Wilford Woodruff wrote the famous Manifesto in 1890, that stated the Mormon Church no longer practised plural marriage. He also organized the Genealogical Society in Salt Lake. He died in September 1898.
|Which President of the LDS Church was born in England, but learned of the Church in Toronto, Canada, during the mission of Parley Pratt in 1836, the first outside of the United States?||Prophets of the LDS Church
John Taylor. John Taylor was in Carthage Jail when Joseph Smith was killed. He suffered serious wounds himself, but survived. He was sustained President in October 1880. He served for 7 years, dying in July 1887.
|Which President was known as the "Mormon Moses", because he led the Saints across the plains from Illinois to what would later become Utah?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Brigham Young. Brigham Young and the Quorum of the Twelve led the Church collectively after Joseph's death. Brigham Young was sustained President of the Church in December of 1847. He spent much of his time as President helping Saints come to "Deseret" to be free of persecution elsewhere in the world. President Young died in August 1877.
|Who was the first president, responsible for translating the Book of Mormon, restoring the priesthood and forming the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints?||Prophets of the LDS Church
Joseph Smith, Jr. Joseph received the First Vision in the Spring of 1820. The Church was organized April 6, 1830 and Joseph served as its leader until his death in June of 1844. He translated the "Book of Mormon" and received the revelations known as the "Doctrine and Covenants". He was a great leader, organizing the Church in New York, Ohio, Canada, Missouri, England, Illinois and many other places.