This week in Church history

25 years ago

Ground was broken for the first temple in Argentina on Wednesday, April 20, 1983, according to the May 1, 1983, Church News.

Presiding at the groundbreaking was Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Quorum of the Twelve. He was accompanied by Elder Charles A. Didier and Elder Angel Abrea — a native of Argentina — of the Seventy.

The article stated: "The temple will serve some 150,000 members in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay."

The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple was dedicated in 1986. Temples have since been dedicated in both Paraguay and Uruguay.

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Former BYU basketball star Jimmer Fredette and his wife, Whitney, demonstrated the ease of preserving memories on FamilySearch by sharing personal stories in a class at RootsTech.

The Emmy and Tony Award-winning performer delighted the audience with personal stories and a selection of songs.

The event included live music, games and a special Puerto Rican family history project.

The late President M. Russell Ballard was featured in a Family Discovery Day video talking about his rich family history and faith at various Church History sites at RootsTech 2024.

No matter what people have accomplished in the past, life is an ongoing quest to be better — including better spiritually to be gentler, more hopeful and, more loving, Lloyd Newell observes in this week’s “Music & the Spoken Word.” Watch it here.

During the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra’s last concert of its Philippines tour, thousands gathered across the country to tune into the concert’s livestream, which will be available for a year. Also, choir members sang for the Philippines Senate. #TabChoirPhilippines