11--History--The Present-day Church

11--History--The Present-day Church - ThePresentdayChurch

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The Present-day Church
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President Ezra Taft Benson • Became President of the Church after the death of  Spencer W. Kimball • Early in his administration, he emphasized the great  importance of reading and studying the Book of  Mormon • He also encouraged Saints to avoid being prideful • President Benson was Secretary of Agriculture under  Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of the United  States… “During his eight years of service, he gained  widespread respect at home and abroad for his  integrity and for his expertise in guiding and carrying  out the agricultural policies of the United States  government. He came into contact with leaders of  nations and opened doors to representatives of the  Church throughout the world.”
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Frankfurt and Freiberg, Germany Temples… “On the last day  of March 1989, Latter-day Saint missionaries were allowed to  enter the German Democratic Republic. On 9 November 1989,  the faith and prayers of many Saints were answered when the  barriers between eastern and western Europe began to come  down, leading to increased convert baptisms and construction  of Church buildings.” “During the 1990s, a number of former Soviet republics and  middle and eastern European countries were dedicated for the  preaching of the gospel, including Albania, Armenia, Belarus,  Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania,  Russia, and Ukraine.”
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