This week in Church history

25 years ago

Mexico City was the site of the second Area General Conference of the Church Aug. 25-27, 1972, according to the Sept 2, 1972, Church News. President Harold B. Lee and his counselors, President N. Eldon Tanner and President Marion G. Romney, attended the conference for members from Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica.

The article reported: "This was the second Area General Conference by the Church, the first being in Manchester, England, just one year ago. The saints in England sent a telegram of best wishes, which was read by President Marion G. Romney, second counselor in the First Presidency, during the opening general session."

More than 16,000 attended each of the three general sessions of the conference, held at the National Auditorium at Chapultepec Park.

"The first item of business at the Sunday morning session was to sustain the General Authorities of the Church," the article said. "The members of Mexico and Central America were given the privilege of being the first to sustain President Lee and his counselors at a general conference. They were set apart last July 7."

The conference opened on Friday evening, Aug. 25, with entertainment. On Saturday evening, Aug. 26, there were meetings for the Aaronic Priesthood, the Melchizedek Priesthood, the Young Women and Relief Society at four different meetinghouses. President Lee traveled to each meetinghouse and spoke during the evening.

Quote from the past

"Cherish in your hearts the testimony of truth, make it as solid and as firm and unwavering as the fixed stars in the heavens." - From an address given by President David O. McKay during the October 1965 general conference

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