Speaking Today


Assignments Take Leaders to Their Roots

On June 25, 2011, President Thomas S. Monson dedicated a campground near Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The camp—which bears his name in honor of his service as mission president over the Canadian Mission from 1959 to 1962—will be used by local stakes.

The month of June took several other Church leaders to locations that have been significant in their lives:

President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated a reconstructed meetinghouse in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. President Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, also attended and spoke; he and President Eyring both attended the chapel earlier in their lives.

Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke in Perry, Utah, USA, on June 3, during the city’s centennial celebration. Elder Perry’s ancestors helped settle the area.

Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles organized the Moscow Russia Stake—the first stake in Russia—on June 5, 2011. He first visited Russia in 1966 to teach Russian surgeons.

Find more on these stories at news.lds.org and Prophets and Apostles Speak Today on LDS.org.