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September 29

1835 – The Prophet Joseph met with the Kirtland Stake High Council as they heard a charge against Allan Avery who was appealing a case from the Elders Court in Missouri which took away his license to preach for rebelling against them. The Prophet acted as defense for the accused and plead for mercy. The decision was made to restore him to fellowship and return his license. (History of the Church, 2:286)

1838 – The Kirtland Camp continued their travel through Missouri towards Far West. On this date they passed through Chillicothe. The road was new and very rough in places. Thomas Carico’s and J. H. Holmes’ wagons were turned over, but no injury was reported. They have now traveled 825 miles from Kirtland, Ohio.

1839 – Being Sunday, the Prophet Joseph preached at his own home to a group of Saints. He spoke saying it was useless for missionaries to talk of judgements to the world, but rather to preach the simple Gospel. He also stated that it was wrong to think that the Saints would escape all the judgements, that some would suffer because of various reasons, some would die but be saved in the Kingdom of God. That if Saints do die as part of the last day turmoil, that it is improper to think they died because of sin. Encouraged all to “judge not, lest ye be judged.’

1842 – The Prophet Joseph spends the day with his wife Emma, who had become sick with fever. (History of the Church, 5:166)

1857 – General Daniel H. Wells leaves Salt Lake City to establish a military headquarters and presence in Echo Canyon to defend the Saints in Utah from the approaching United States Army led by Colonel Albert Sidney Johnston. The army had been sent to Utah by U.S. President Buchanan to quell the alleged rebellion against the United States government by the Mormons.

1954Julie Bangerter Beck, fifteenth General President of the Relief Society from 2007-2012, was born in Granger, Utah.

1967 – The new administrative position of regional representative of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles is announced. Sixty-nine men are called and trained in this new position.

1979 – The Church releases the LDS edition of the King James Version of the Bible. It contains a Topical Guide, Bible Dictionary, and extensive footnotes.

2009 – A strong earthquake and tsunami hits the islands of Samoa and Tonga and causes severe damage and loss of life. The Angel Moroni statue atop the Apia Samoa Temple snapped off and two stake centers were severely damaged. Many homes along the coastal areas hit by the tsunami were destroyed. Eight Latter-day Saints were killed and two others hospitalized. The Church sent emergency supplies of food, clothing, and other relief items and assisted in the rebuilding of 50 homes. (Church News, October 3, p. 15 and October 31, 2009, p. 6)

2019 – The Church introduced a new Children and Youth program during Sunday Meetings. This new approach is intended to help all girls and boys, young women and young men discover their eternal identity, build character and resilience, develop life skills, serve others, and fulfill their divine roles as daughters and sons of God. This initiative is designed to be personalized and customized to each individual, encouraging personal revelation, fostering healthy relationships through fun service and learning activities, and inviting each individual to increase their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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