'Balm for wounded hearts' at memorialAs if answering a summons for comfort, accepting balm for wounded hearts, some 10,000 people streamed onto Temple Square Friday, Sept. 14, responding to an invitation from the First Presidency to all who desired to attend one of two identical memorial services, the first at 10 a.m., the other at noon. The services were held in response to U.S. President George W. Bush's call for a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance.
Stories By Gerry Avant
From a bakery to a prison, a prophet retraces the steps of Joseph SmithPresident Spencer W. Kimball retraced some of Joseph Smith's footsteps in 1978. He walked some of the streets in Nauvoo, Illinois, and spent contemplative moments at the jail in Carthage where Joseph and his brother, Hyrum, were martyred.
Just dropping by — why President Hinckley made a surprise visit to this branch of Church membersChurch News assignments took me to six continents; I became accustomed to boarding planes to cover the travels of President Gordon B. Hinckley. However, one memorable assignment to a rather isolated locale didn't require a plane ticket.
The most memorable part of the Mexico City temple dedication was these words from President HinckleyDuring the Mexico City Mexico Temple's dedication Dec. 2-3 1983, President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency, welcomed members in the temple district and "a larger unseen congregation" from the other side of the veil.
Presidents Benson, Faust and Packer along with Elders Perry and Haight reflect on calls as apostlesChurch News senior contributing editor, Gerry Avant, shares reflections from five Brethren, each now deceased, who spoke with the Church News in 1985-86 about their calls to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.