This week in Church history

50 years ago

Intensifying enemy bombing raids "forced the removal of the British Mission headquarters and staff from London to Birmingham," according to the July 29, 1944, issue of the Church News.

That notice "was among other bits of interesting news received in a letter" to the Church Serviceman's Committee from Elder Hugh B. Brown, mission president and coordinator for LDS servicemen in the armed forces.

An excerpt from Elder Brown's letter noted: "I have now visited 25 different camps over here, and have organized groups in all of them. I receive reports from them each week telling of their activities. Some of the more recent reports came from France, the men having been instructed to carry on there in the same organizations as effected here.

"In addition to the meetings held in the camps, there has been a good attendance of servicemen in all the branch meetings which I have held since coming here. We have had splendid cooperation from the chaplains, who have not only arranged for our meetings in the camps, but have made it possible for the men to attend meetings in the branches and have provided transportation. Truckloads of our men have driven up to a hundred miles to attend the special meetings called for them."

Quote from the past

"The fruits of the Spirit of God are love, peace, joy, gentleness, long-suffering, kindness, affection, and everything that is good and amiable." - President John Taylor, in an address given Feb. 2, 1879, at the funeral of Dimick B. Huntington.

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