July Articles

  • New Buffalo Soldiers Share History of Black Soldiers

    Posted: 30 July 2013

    The New Buffalo Soldiers, a group that preserves the history of the original Buffalo Soldiers, visited Salt Lake City for the Days of ’47 celebrations. They told the history of the black soldiers who helped build roads and telephone poles and fight bandits.  Full Story

  • To Be a Pioneer Means to “Be Not Weary in Well Doing”

    Posted: 30 July 2013

    If faith was the power that moved the Mormon pioneers, it was the hope produced by their faith that anchored them, Elder Marcus B. Nash of the Seventy declared July 24 at the annual Sunrise Service that traditionally opens the Days of ’47 celebration of Pioneer Day in Salt Lake City.  Full Story

  • Iosepa Made Desert Blossom as the Rose

    Posted: 30 July 2013

    Pacific Islanders in turn-of-the-century Utah who settled the town of Iosepa blended aspects of their culture with their newfound faith, bringing literal meaning to the scriptural imagery of making the desert blossom as the rose.  Full Story

  • Leader Encourages Graduates to Impact the World for Good

    Posted: 30 July 2013

    Elder Robert C. Gay of the Seventy spoke to graduates during the Brigham Young University–Idaho commencement exercises on July 23. He shared lessons he has learned from his life to help graduates continue on their life journey.  Full Story

  • Honoring Pioneers Helps Children Imagine Brighter Tomorrow

    Posted: 29 July 2013

    The 2013 Days of ’47 Youth Parade held in Salt Lake City on July 20 gave children—dressed in traditional pioneer clothing and walking in near triple-digit heat—an opportunity to experience a little of what the pioneers went through.  Full Story

  • Family of Missionary Who Died in Guatemala Expresses Faith

    Posted: 29 July 2013

    Elder Joshua Allan Burton, 23, from Cardston, Alberta, Canada, died July 22 from trauma sustained in a vehicle accident two days prior while serving in the Guatemala Cobán Mission. Elder Barton had been serving as a missionary for 21 months.  Full Story

  • BYU Names New Dean of Religious Education

    Posted: 29 July 2013

    Brother Brent L. Top, former chairman of the Department of Church History and Doctrine, has been appointed as the new dean of Religious Education at BYU.  Full Story

  • Romania Bucharest Mission Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Posted: 29 July 2013

    On July 12, members from Romania joined about 300 returned missionaries in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Romania Bucharest Mission. A similar gathering occurred on July 13 in Romania.  Full Story