LDS History, November 2003

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- During November 2003
[Mormon Tabernacle Choir] The choir receives the National Medal of Arts from President George W. Bush. (1)

-- 2003
Church Membership at end of year: 11,985,254
New Converts : 263,706
Percent Change from previous year: 2.25% (2)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Marshallese - Bok in Mormon - nds - Selections published in 1984 (3)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Tswana - Buka ya ga Momone - (3)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Zulu - Incwadi Kamormoni - Zimbabwe - selections published in 1987 (3)

By this date, nearly one billion names available in searchable genealogy databases; also more than 10 billion hits to Family Search genealogy web site by 143 million different users. (4)

Church launches official web sites for individual countries. (4)

President George W. Bush presents the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the National Medal for the Arts (nation‘s highest award for artistic achievement). (4)

-- Jan 7, 2004
In southwestern Guatemala men with automatic weapons hijacked a minibus carrying 13 American tourists, killing one passenger. In 2005 Henry Giovanny Vicente (27), and Marvin Sebastian Berganza (29) were convicted by a 3-judge panel of being accomplices in the killing of Brett Richards, a 52-year-old architect from Ogden, Utah, who died during a confrontation with bandits who hijacked a bus of Mormon tourists visiting Mayan ruins. (5)

-- Jan 11, 2004
First LDS temple dedicated in black Africa (Accra, Ghana). (4)

-- 2004 11-Jan
[Hinckley] Dedicated Accra Ghana Temple (6)

[Hinckley] Met with Ghana president John Agyekum Kufuor following the dedication of the Accra Ghana Temple (6)

-- Jan 11, 2004
Accra Ghana Temple; Location: Cantonments, Accra, Ghana; Announcement: 16 February 1998; Dedication: 11 January 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley; Style: Classic modern, single-spire design (7)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Newsroom,
2 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
3 -
4 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
5 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,
6 - LDS Newsroom, Time line of Significant Events as President,
7 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,

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