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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 information and doctrine  — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, its doctrine, principles, and history
  • 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” and “The Life of Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by James E. Talmage and Frederic William Farrar in their landmark books
  • 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 —  books read, half-marathons run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English, KnoWhy index, Operation On Target
  • 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 **
   (january, February, and March of 2024)
  • Scripture joke of the month:    It is very likely that some of the Jaredites in the Book of Mormon had a hard time sleeping at night.  Why?  It tells us in Ether 15:20 that “…when the night came they slept upon their swords.”  Ouch!    More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here
  •  Hymn joke of the month:  What is the favorite hymn of LDS lawyers?  It must be hymn # 122, “Though Deepening Trials Throng Your Way”    More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 30:9 — “Now if a man desired to serve God, it was his privilege; OR RATHER, IF HE BELIEVED IN GOD IT WAS HIS
    PRIVILEGE TO SERVE HIM;”  The engraver apparently didn’t convey his desired thought well in the first phrase.  A rearranging of the words in the second phrase make the desired thought clear.  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:  How many of the 111 brethren called to serve as apostles in this dispensation have not had middle names?
    • ANSWER:  Of the 111 brethren called to serve as apostles in this dispensation, twenty have not had middle names.  Of those 20, most of them served in the 1800’s.  Remarkably, two apostles were recently called who did not have middle names, those being Elder Ulisses Soares and Elder Patrick Kearon.
  • Quote of the month:  “Desires dictate our priorities, priorities shape our choices, and choices determine our actions.”  — President Dallin H. Oaks.
  • Vocabulary word of the monthperfidy – deceitfulness; untrustworthiness, duplicity, treachery.  Elder James E. Talmage uses this word in his masterpiece, Jesus the Christ, on page 100, line 1 and again on page 226, line 7, and once again on page 555, line 16. More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the monthSuez.    This is the first name of a young girl 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.
  • Unique boy name of the month: Raptor.   This is the first name of a young boy here in Utah.  This name and all others seen on this website 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.
  • Another interesting Church history fact:  Wilford Woodruff was baptized into the church on December 31, 1833, at age 26.  He was baptized in an icy river in upstate New York. He stated that the river was a mixture of snow, water, and ice.  The snow was three feet deep at the water’s edge.  Wilford stated that he didn’t mind the cold water, for he had found the true gospel of Jesus Christ.