The Personal Account of Ephraim K. Hanks

The Personal Account of Ephraim K. Hanks

Ephraim K. Hanks is the subject of a 2013 feature film released at the end of May.  He was among the first to arrive to give aid to starving, snow-bound survivors of the Martin and Willey handcart companies, Mormon pioneers making their way to Salt Lake City.  These...
Joseph Smith and Folk Medicine

Joseph Smith and Folk Medicine

Joseph Smith came from a devout Christian family.  They did, however, call upon doctors in medical emergencies, even as they turned to prayer in times of dire need.  Three emergency events became milestones in the family’s history — a typhus fever epidemic which...
Mormons and Politics

Mormons and Politics

Although The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes mistakenly called the “Mormon Church”) is politically neutral, it takes a stand on social issues it considers important.  This means that the Church of Jesus Christ does not support any...
A Visit to the Kirtland Temple

A Visit to the Kirtland Temple

By Terrie. I recently had an opportunity to visit the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio. This was the first temple built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are often called Mormons. This temple was built for a somewhat different purpose...
The Conversion Story of Karl Ivar Sandberg

The Conversion Story of Karl Ivar Sandberg

The first time I heard of the Mormons was in 1923.  I was then studying with a friend of mine and was reading a book about western traveling.  In this book was a short account, perhaps a page or two telling about the Mormons.  I asked this friend of mine what kind of...
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