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April 29

1832 – The Prophet Joseph spent the day visiting the Saints in Kaw Township above the Big Blue River a few miles west of Independence, Missouri.

1847 – First camp of Pioneers arrived at the future site of Grand Island, Nebraska.  They burned the dry grass so that the green grass would grow faster for those who would come later.  They had now traveled 204 miles from Winter Quarters.

1943 – President J. Reuben Clark introduces a new financial reorganization plan for the Church.  Every financial operation must now fulfill the purpose and mission of the Church.

1985Don Lind, astronaut and member of the Church, participates in a journey aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

2001 – The Guadalajara Mexico Temple is dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

2006Vocal Point, the Brigham Young University sponsored a cappella group, sang its way to the world championship in New York City’s Lincoln Center, when it took top honors at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella.

2012 – The first stake in Cape Verde is organized at Praia.

2019 – The Church introduced its new global initiative for children and youth that will become available to millions of Latter-day Saint children and youth beginning in 2020. The initiative will provide children, youth, families and leaders personalized opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, physically and intellectually through meaningful activities, service, gospel learning and inspired goal-setting.

2021 – Sister Carol F. McConkie was been elected vice president of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva. The group promotes equality and the empowerment and defense of the rights of women and girls across the globe. NGO CSW Geneva has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and comprises representatives from some 40 UN-accredited nongovernmental organizations.

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