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It Happened in June

June 4, 1837: Seven years after the Church was organized, Elder Heber C. Kimball of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles was called to serve a mission to England. He was the first person called to an overseas mission.

June 27, 1844: The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by a mob at Carthage Jail.

June 9, 1895: The first stake outside the United States was organized in Canada; it was called the Alberta Stake.

June 23, 1910: President Gordon B. Hinckley was born in Salt Lake City, Utah.

June 14, 1969: The Germany Dresden Mission was organized. There are now four missions in Germany.

Mothers and Daughters Trade Roles

How would you like to switch places with your mother for a day? That’s what the young women from Manurewa and Pukekohe in New Zealand did for a role-reversal debate.

In the role reversal, the mothers argued that girls 12 years and older should be able to do as they pleased. The young women argued that there should be reasonable limits.

There were also mother-daughter duets, followed by presentations on motherhood from both the young women and their mothers.

Heather Maloney, the mayor of Franklin, New Zealand, was one of the judges for the debate. She praised the mothers and daughters for their courage in public speaking and thanked the girls for their high standards and values and for the respect they showed in honoring their mothers.

Leadership Tip

“The most encompassing short course on leadership was given by the Savior himself: ‘And he saith unto them, Follow me’ (Matt. 4:19). A leader cannot ask of others what he is not willing to do himself. Our safest course is to follow the example of the Savior, and our security is to listen to and follow the direction of his prophet, the President of the Church.” President James E. Faust, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, “These I Will Make My Leaders,” Ensign, Nov. 1980, 35.

From top: Photograph of Heber C. Kimball; Mob at Carthage Jail, by William Maughan; photograph of young Gordon B. Hinckley; photograph of feet by Christina Smith; Photograph of James E. Faust by Busath Photography