LDS History, Dec 15, 2007

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-- Dec 15, 2007
Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and head of the LDS Public Affairs Committee, delivers speech at Brigham Young Universityâ€"Hawaii urging members to participate in Internet conversations about the church, and to use new media to share the gospel and support the work of the church. (He delivers similar message several times within the next several months at BYU-Idaho, to the BYU Management Society in Washington, D.C., and in the Ensign.) (1)

-- Dec 19, 2007
Two hundred graduating students at Brigham Young University-Hawaii were urged today to use the Internet including blogs and other forms of new media to contribute to a national conversation about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (2)

-- 2007
Church Membership at end of year: 13,193,999
New Converts : 325,393
Percent Change from previous year: 2.52% (3)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Serbian - Мормонова Књига - (4)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Urdu - Incwadi Ka Mormoni - ia - Selections published in 1988 (4)

[Book of Mormon Translations] Yoruba - Iwe ti Momoni - n, Togo - (4)

December: Three years after a devastating tsunami, triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake that resulted in the deaths of more than 220,000 people in a dozen countries, the Church Humanitarian Services completed its humanitarian projects in the region. In partnership with other international organizations, the Church, among other projects, constructed 902 homes, 15 schools, three health clinics, 24 village water systems and three community centers. (5)

As of this date, BYU TV isavailable to more than 40 million cable and direct-to-home satellite subscribers in the United States. (1)

-- Jan 7, 2008
President Gordon B. Hinckley dies. (6)

-- Jan 27, 2008
President Gordon B. Hinckley, the longest-lived president in the history of the Church who served as president for nearly 13 years, died in Salt Lake City at age 97. (5)

Gordon B. Hinckley, fifteenth President of the Church, dies. (1)

[Quorum of the Twelve] Gordon B. Hinckley dies. First Presidency is dissolved and Thomas S. Monson and Henry B. Eyring return to the Quorum. (7)

[Utah] Gordon B. Hinckley (b.1910), the humble head of the Mormon church, died in Salt Lake City. He added millions of new members and labored long to burnish the faith's image as a world religion. (8)

1 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 -
5 - Church News: Historical Chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Wikipedia, 21st Century (Mormonism),
7 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
8 - Ratnikas, Algis, TimelinesDb,

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