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“General Authorities information &

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints information” website

 (as well as a website containing several other intriguing topics)

Compiled by Michael Taylor of Provo, Utah

The main purpose of this website is to present interesting and instructional information about the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (past and present), temples, missionary work, and growth of the church.  Several other topics, both church-related and non-church-related, are included, all of which are listed in the menu below.  Hopefully, this material will not only be informative, but uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining as well.

  1. This website is not sponsored by nor endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Michael Taylor is solely responsible for its content. 
  2. To share a suggestion, comment, or correction, please send me an email at  [email protected] .  
  3. Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
  4. Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website
  5. Please notice the “Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month” section that follows the main menu.

                                                                         

                                                   * Main Menu, items listed alphabetically *

  • “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
  • Basic LDS information and doctrine  — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrine
  • Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
  • Challenging questions — scriptural answers to challenging doctrinal questions, and “The Trial”
  • ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
  • General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
  • Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd
  • “Jesus The Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by Elder Talmage in his landmark book, for the edification of all
  • Missionary matters – stories, articles, and other material pertaining to missionaries and missionary work
  • Names, unique — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
  • Our Savior  — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
  • Personal items — my journals, books I’ve read, half-marathons I’ve run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English
  • Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
  • Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
  • Scriptures — commentaries, stories, scripture mastery verses
  • Stories, quotes, jokes, puns, sermons — entertaining stories, quotes, scripture jokes and puns, including knee-slappers and groaners; also talks
  • Talks, Classic — classic, timeless talks and sermons by our inspired General Authorities
  • Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center                   

                                                         
 **  Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month  **
        (  October, November, and December of 2020 )
  • Scripture joke of the month:  Mosiah 18:21 — Alma encourages the believers to imitate a ‘CYCLOPS monster’ in the Book of Mormon?  Yes, indeed.  Alma told the saints at the waters of Mormon that “…they should look forward with one eye.”  More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Hymn joke of the month:  What is the favorite hymn of LDS metal workers and welders?  Hymn # 274 —  “The Iron Rod”.  More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 39:6 — “It is not easy for him to obtain forgiveness; yea – it is not easy to OBTAIN A FORGIVENESS.” This might not be an engravo, but it appears the engraver felt it was important to make a distinction between obtaining forgiveness and obtaining “A” forgiveness.   More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here.
  • Church history quiz of the month:
    • QUESTION: Two of our Church Presidents served as the President of the Salt Lake Temple before serving as Church President. Can you name them?
      ANSWER
      Presidents Lorenzo Snow and Joseph Fielding Smith both served as the President of the Salt Lake Temple prior to their service as President of the Church.
  • Quote of the month:   “True education does not consist merely in the acquiring of a few facts of science, history, literature, or art, but in the development of character.”  — President David O. McKay.
  • Vocabulary word of the month:  stultify – cause someone to appear foolish or absurd; also to cause to lose enthusiasm or initiative   (214, 28)    This word is used by Elder James E. Talmage in his classic book “Jesus the Christ” on page 214, line 28.  More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the monthPilgrim.  This is the first name of a little girl shared with me by a work colleague.  These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.
  • Unique boy name of the month: Sway.  This is the first name of a young boy in Utah. These names are legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website.  I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.