LDS History, Oct 6, 1988

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Oct 6, 1988
[Quorum of the Twelve] Richard G. Scott ordained. (1)

-- Oct 16, 1988
Elder David B. Haight created the 1,700th stake of the Church. The new stake was in Manaus, Brazil, a city of 1.5 million in the heart of the Amazon jungle. (2)

-- Oct 24, 1988-28
President Thomas S. Monson led a delegation of Church leaders that met with the German Democratic Republic's top government officials. It was announced Nov. 12 that the Church had been granted rights to send missionaries to the DDR and for LDS members from the DDR to serve as missionaries in other countries. (2)

-- During October 1988
President Ezra Taft Benson calls on Church members to flood the earth with the Book of Mormon. (3)

-- Dec 05, 1988
[U.S. Religious History] A federal grand jury charged Jim Bakker with mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the public through the sale of thousands of lifetime memberships to PTL theme park, Heritage U.S.A. (4)

-- 1988
Church Membership at end of year: 6,721,210
New Converts : 326,896
Percent Change from previous year: 5.11% (5)

[BYU] In the 1988 fall term Brigham Young University enrolled 26,986 day students, plus extension and other special categories students. They were offered eighty-five different majors through eleven colleges and two professional schools served by almost 1,700 full- and part-time faculty, 2,100 administrative and full-time personnel, and 9,000 part-time student employees in over 500 academic, administrative, residential, and support buildings. During that school year 5,869 degrees were awarded, including 955 master's and 243 doctoral degrees. At the year's end Rex E. Lee became president of this prominent educational institution. (6)

[Freemasonry in Utah] Each year, the Utah Grand Lodge, through its Masonic Foundation, disburses an ever-increasing sum for the support of colleges and universities, public broadcasting stations, hospitals, medical research, and student loans and grants, among other contributions. In 1984 these benevolences totaled $100,564; in 1988 they were $144,844, exclusive of the philanthropic activities of the thirty-one current lodges and other related bodies, each of which selects and supports its own beneficiaries; and exclusive of contributions of individual Masons. (7)

-- During 1988-1997
[Fundamentalist] Alma A. Timpson, Leader, Centennial Park "Second Ward". Under Leroy Johnson's leadership, Marion Hammon and Alma Timpson were dismissed from the Short Creek community in 1983; they went on to create the "Second Ward" in Centennial Park, Arizona, so named to distinguish it from the FLDS Church, which they call the "First Ward". (8)

-- During 1988
The BYU Folk Dancers were the only North American dance company to perform at opening ceremonies of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea, viewed by an estimated 1 billion people worldwide. (2)

There are 14, Church converts in Africa. (3)

[Histories of Utah] A one-volume history: Wayne K. Hinton's Utah: Unusual beginning to Unique Present (1988) - an oversize coffee table book, filled with pictures, many in color, the popular and well-written text briefly covered most periods and subjects. (9)

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is honored with a Freedom Foundation Award for its contributions to promoting patriotic pride in America. (10)

1 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
2 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline
5 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
6 - Utah History Encyclopedia: BYU,
7 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Freemasonry in Utah,,FREE.html
8 - Wikipedia, Mormon Fundamentalist Leaders,
9 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Utah History
10 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,

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