“Why I Believe” Fireside

Sunday, February 16
Main Theater, 7 PM

Come to our February "Why I Believe" Fireside featuring Elder and Sister Oaks, senior missionaries who serve in the Washington D.C. North Mission. The fireside will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the main theater of the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center.

In addition to the Oaks speaking, newly baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be introduced and two of them will briefly speak.


Elder Harold Oaks taught at four universities and colleges prior to joining the faculty at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he Chaired the Theatre and Film Department for 12 years. He retired as Associate Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications. He has been president of two national and one international theatre organization. Elder Oaks received the BYU Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 2011. Among other callings, he has served as a Bishop, as Branch President (3 times), and as a Counselor in the Philippines Manila Mission Presidency.

Sister Ima Jean Oaks has served as Ward (3 times) and Stake Relief Society President and Ward (3 times) and Stake Young Women’s President.

After both their eternal spouses passed away, Elder and Sister Oaks were married for time only in the Provo Temple. They have a combined family of 11 children, 37 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Each served a mission prior to their marriage and they have served together in the Puerto Rico San Juan Mission (on Island of St. Thomas), The Philippine Manila Mission, (on Island of Palawan), in the Europe Area Office (Frankfurt Germany) in Public Affairs and now in the Washington D.C. North Mission (Anacostia Ward).