Travels of the Prophet : Pres. Hinckley traveled 77,000 miles during 1998

During 1998, he met with an estimated 372,000 members in 16 countries

True to his promise to share his testimony with as many members of the Church throughout the world as long as the Lord would grant him strength to travel, President Gordon B. Hinckley continued his aggressive pace in 1998 by traveling nearly 77,000 miles and meeting with an estimated 372,000 members.

Early in the year, he made an historic trip to Africa, becoming the first president of the Church to visit West Africa. Near the end of the year, he visited areas devastated by Hurricane Mitch in Central America. In between, he visited Mexico, Europe, Canada, and many areas in the United States.

Following is a brief summary of President Hinckley's 1998 travels and activities. (The numbers to the left on the lists of locations visited correspond with the numbers on the map and are in chronological order of his visits.)

Locations visited outside United States

2 — Halifax, Nova Scotia, Feb. 12

3 — Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Feb. 13

4 — Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Feb. 14-15

5 — Accra, Ghana, Feb. 16

6 — Nairobi, Kenya, Feb. 17

7 — Harare, Zimbabwe, Feb. 18

8 — Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb. 19

9 — Durban, South Africa, Feb. 20

10 — Cape Town, South Africa, Feb. 20

11 — Praia, Cape Verde, Feb. 22

14 — Hermosillo, Mexico, March 9

15 — Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, March 9

16 — Culiacan, Mexico, March 10

17 — Guadalajara, Mexico, March 10

18 — Torreon, Mexico, March 11

19 — Leon, Mexico, March 11

20 — Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, March 12

21 — Monterrey, Mexico, March 12

22 — Chihuahua, Mexico, March 13

23 — Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 14-15

30 — Paris, France, June 4

31 — Frankfurt, Germany, June 4

32 — Geneva, Switzerland, June 6

33 — Preston, England, June 7-10

35 — Victoria, British Columbia, July 31

36 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Aug. 1

37 — Prince George, British Columbia, Aug. 1

38 — Edmonton, Alberta, Aug. 2

39 — Lethbridge, Alberta, Aug. 2

40 — Regina, Saskatchewan, Aug. 3

41 — Winnipeg, Manitoba, Aug. 4

42 — Sudbury, Ontario, Aug. 5

43 — Ottawa, Ontario, Aug. 5

44 — Montreal, Quebec, Aug. 6

45 — Quebec City, Quebec, Aug. 7

46 — Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 8

61 — Managua, Nicaragua, Nov. 19

62 — San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Nov. 20

63 — Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Nov. 21

Locations visited inside the United States

(Salt Lake area visits not included)

1 — St. George, Utah, Jan. 20

12 — Rexburg, Idaho, Feb. 27

13 — Springville, Utah, March 1

24 — Palmyra, N.Y., March 26-27

25 — Columbus, Ohio, April 25

26 — New York City, N.Y., April 26

27 — North Ogden, Utah, May 3

28 — Atlanta, Georgia, May 16-17

29 — Portland, Maine, June 2

34 — Monticello, Utah, July 26-27

47 — Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 8

48 — Houston, Texas, Sept. 19-20

49 — St. George, Utah, Oct. 9

50 — Burlington, Vt., Oct. 14

51 — Sharon, Vt., Oct. 15

52 — Lowell, Mass., Oct. 15

53 — Belmont, Mass., Oct. 16

54 — Worcester, Mass., Oct. 16

55 — Schenectady, N.Y., Oct. 17

56 — Chicago, Ill., Oct. 18

57 — Provo, Utah, Nov. 6, 10

58 — Greenville, N.C., Nov. 14

59 — Richmond, Va., Nov. 15

60 — Baltimore, Md., Nov. 16

Temple dedications

— Preston England Temple dedication, June 7-10

— Monticello Utah Temple dedication, July 26-27

Other dedications

— Rededication of ward chapel, Spring- ville, Utah, March 1

— E.B. Grandin Building dedication, Pal myra, N.Y., March 26

— Joseph Smith Log Home dedication, Palmyra, N.Y., March 27

— Brigham Apartments, Salt Lake City, April 8

— Pony Express Monument, Salt Lake City, July 25

— Encampment Mall dedication, St. George, Utah, Oct. 9

— Gateway Tower West, Salt Lake City, Nov. 11

Regional conferences

— Woods Cross Utah Region, Jan. 10-11

— Sandy Utah Region, Jan. 24-25

— Holladay Utah Region, Feb. 7-8

— Port Harcourt Nigeria Region, Feb. 14-15

— Ciudad Juarez Mexico Region, March 14-15

— North Ogden Utah Region, May 3

— Atlanta Georgia Region, May 16-17

— Houston Texas Region, Sept. 19-20

Other

— St. George, Utah, Area Chamber of Commerce banquet, Jan. 20

— Ricks College presidential inaugura tion, Rexburg, Idaho, Feb. 27

— Legacy of Life Award dinner, April 15

— NAACP Conference luncheon meet ing, April 24

— Giant In Our City Award dinner, May 12

— University of Utah commencement, June 12

— Mission Presidents Seminar, June 26

— Larry King Live cable television interview, Sept. 8

— Mayflower Association dinner meeting, Sept. 12

— General Relief Society Meeting, Sept. 26

— Temple Presidents Seminar, Oct. 13

— BYU International Business Executive of the Year Award banquet, Nov. 6

— BYU devotional, Nov. 10

— First Presidency Christmas Devotion al, Dec. 6

— Monument Park 9th Ward sacrament meeting, Dec. 20