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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 — uplifting, edifying and entertaining stories, quotes, scripture jokes, and scripture puns, including knee-slappers and groaners
  • 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  **
        (  April, May, and June 2020 )
  • Scripture joke of the month:  Why should contractors and developers who build twin homes and condominiums be concerned? Isaiah 5:8 states: “Woe unto them that join house to house,…”  More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Hymn joke of the month:  The story is told of an LDS congregation that had a chorister named Hope who was very pregnant and soon to deliver her baby.  Members of the congregation were heard snickering as they sang hymn # 19, “We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet”.  That hymn contains the words “..there is hope smiling brightly before us, and we know that deliverance is nigh…” More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 40:2 — “..there is no resurrection – OR, I WOULD SAY, IN OTHER WORDS, that this mortal does not put on immortality, this corruption does not put on incorruption  – until after the coming of Christ.”  The clarifying statement which adds emphasis to the meaning of resurrection is fairly obvious in this verse.  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: One of the prophets in this dispensation served both as President of the Church and as a stake president concurrently.  Can you name this prophet?
    • ANSWER: The Prophet Joseph Smith served both as President of the Church and as stake president of the Kirtland Stake at the same time.  The Kirtland Stake was formed on February 17, 1834.  More quizzes can be found by clicking here.
  • Quote of the month: “This is a divine work in process, with the manifestations and blessings of it abounding in every direction, so please don’t hyperventilate if from time to time issues arise that need to be examined, understood, and resolved. They do and they will. In this Church, what we know will always trump what we do not know. And remember, in this world, everyone is to walk by faith. So be kind regarding human frailty—your own as well as that of those who serve with you in a Church led by volunteer, mortal men and women. Except in the case of His only perfect Begotten Son, imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with. That must be terribly frustrating to Him, but He deals with it. So should we. And when you see imperfection, remember that the limitation is not in the divinity of the work. As one gifted writer has suggested, when the infinite fulness is poured forth, it is not the oil’s fault if there is some loss because finite vessels can’t quite contain it all. Those finite vessels include you and me, so be patient and kind and forgiving.” — Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, The Ensign, May 2013, “Lord, I Believe”.
  • Vocabulary word of the monthinveterate – having a particular habit, activity, or interest that is long-established and unlikely to change.  This word is used by Elder James E. Talmage in his classic book “Jesus the Christ” on page 665, line 32.  More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the monthIndy Anna Jones.  These were the first, middle, and last names of a little girl I encountered in my work.  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: Hy Hills.   These were the first and last names of a man 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.                                                                                                                        *