"The primary purpose of Church history is to help Church members build faith in Jesus Christ and keep their sacred covenants. In fulfilling this purpose, we are guided by three main considerations:
First, we seek to bear witness of and defend the foundational truths of the Restoration.
Second, we desire to help Church members remember the great things God has done for His children.
Third, we have a scriptural charge to help preserve the revealed order of the kingdom of God. This includes the revelations, documents, procedures, processes, and patterns that provide order and continuity for the exercising of priesthood keys, the proper functioning of priesthood quorums, the performance of ordinances, and so on—those things that are essential to salvation."
Elder Marlin K. Jensen
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn't a simply a collection of buildings or religious dogma, it is people. People who's experiences, devotion, struggles, trials and faith have caused the LDS Church to grow from 6 people in an upstate New York Cabin to over 15 million members across the world. Read and learn information, facts, trivia, personal accounts, testimonies, pictures and events from the people that make up the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a collection of information that I find interesting. I hope others will as well.
My Thoughts on the First Vision
Read an account of Joseph Smith's First Vision and my perspectives on it
Witnesses of the Golden Plates
and the Book of Mormon
Read bios and testimonies of the men and women that saw and handled the golden plates
My Favorite Histories about
Latter-day Saints and Church Leaders
Neat stories from the lives of prophets, apostles and church members
The Wentworth Letter
A letter written by Joseph Smith explaining LDS Church beliefs and history
Chronological List of the Apostles of
The Lord, Jesus Christ,
in This Dispensation
A complete list of all the apostles and prophets of the LDS Church
Trivial Mormon Trivia
Gee-whiz facts and information from LDS Church history
Homes of the Prophets
See pictures of the houses and apartments of the LDS Church Presidents
Graves of the Prophets
See pictures of the graves of the LDS Church Presidents
President Gordon Bitner Hinckley
President Hinckley's Obituary
The First and Last General Conference Talks
of the LDS Church Presidents
Read the first conference talks given by the LDS Church Presidents after they were sustained, and the final talks before their passing
What Power Shall Stay The Heavens?
Read about attempts through the years to destroy the LDS Church
President Hinckley's Notable Conference Talks
Read President Hinckley's General Conference talks that include significant events and milestones in church and world history