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August 22

1837 – The Prophet Joseph spends most of the month of August in eastern Canada.  He taught the gospel, baptized, and strengthened the branches of the Church. (History of the Church, 2:502-508)

1838 – The men of the Kirtland Camp completed the job of grading a road they had been hired to do.  This brought in much needed income to complete their journey to Missouri.

1843 – The Mayor, Joseph Smith, held mayor’s court and fined Stephen Wilkinson for “selling spirits without a license.’  He also records, “We constantly hear rumors that the people of Carthage are determined to raise a mob to drive the Mormons out of the state’ (History of the Church, 5:541).

1847 – A special conference was held in the Salt Lake Valley. The choir that would later become the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, now known as the Choir At Tabernacle Square, sings for the first time at the conference just 29 days after the first pioneers arrived.  The Saints choose the name “Great Salt Lake City’ as the name of the city they are building, and they name the river running through the valley the Jordan River.

1967 – The Mormon Tabernacle Choir participates at the Expo’67 in Montreal, Canada. 1987 – The first convert baptism, John Tarsnoh, takes place in the African nation of Liberia.

1999 – President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke to 12,000 youth and single adults at a fireside in Spokane, Washington and told them they “live in the greatest age in the history of the world.’

2009 – Thousands of Church members, missionaries, and community members in 30 countries across Africa participated in service projects during the third annual “Helping Hands’ day in Africa.

2019 – The official designation and brand for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints humanitarian activities is now Latter-day Saint Charities (formerly known as LDS Charities).

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