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“General Authorities & LDS Church Information” website

 (as well as a website containing sundry other intriguing topics)

Compiled by Michael Taylor of Provo, Utah

The main purpose of this website is to present interesting and instructional information about the General Authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (past and present), temples, missionary work, and growth of the church.  Several other topics, both church-related and non-church-related, are included, all of which are listed in the menu below.  Hopefully, this material will not only be informative, but uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining as well.

  1. This website is not sponsored by nor endorsed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Michael Taylor is solely responsible for its content. 
  2. Click here to leave a suggestion, comment, or correction.  
  3. Click on a light blue topic listed below to navigate to a desired section.
  4. Clickable links found at the bottom of each page allow navigation of the website
  5. Please notice the “Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month” section that follows the main menu.


                                                                              * Main Menu *


  • Basic LDS information — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrine
  • General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
  • Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center
  • Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
  • “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
  • ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
  • Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
  • ‘Miracle of Forgiveness’ scripture chains — scripture chains from President Kimball’s classic book, dealing with repentance
  • Missionary matters – stories, articles, and other material pertaining to missionaries and missionary work
  • “Jesus The Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by Elder Talmage in his landmark book, for the edification of all
  • Our Savior  — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
  • Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
  • Stories, jokes, puns — uplifting, edifying and entertaining stories, scripture jokes, and scripture puns, including knee-slappers and groaners
  • Unique names — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
  • Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd

                                                           **  Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month  **
                                                                                                          ( May 2018 )


  • Scripture joke of the month:  Joshua 6:5 — Joshua drove a Dodge truck? This verse states, “…when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn…”.   More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Hymn joke of the month:  favorite hymn of LDS construction workers and general contractors?  Hymn # 85 — “How Firm a Foundation”.   More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 11:46 —  “And thus ended the words of Amulek, OR THIS IS ALL THAT I HAVE WRITTEN.”  Amulek obviously didn’t quit speaking and preaching after his wonderful discourse in this chapter, which could have been implied from the words “and thus ended the words of Amulek”. The additional phrase “or this is all that I have written” eliminates the possibility of misinterpretation.  More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here.
  • Church history quiz of the monthQUESTION: U.S. President James K. Polk was the president that made the decision to enlist a battalion of 500 Mormon men for the campaign to take the western U.S. back from Mexico.  The Mormon Battalion would be part of the “Army of the West” and would march from Kansas to California.  Who were the two men that urged President Polk to form this battalion?  *
    ANSWER: The two men who persuaded President Polk to form the Mormon Battalion were Elder Jesse C. Little and non-member Thomas L. Kane, a wonderful friend and ally of the Church.  The formation of the Battalion was a financial and emotional boon to the Church at a challenging time in Church history.  More quizzes can be found by clicking here.
  • Quote of the month:  “…Whether they are personal struggles, family troubles, or community crises, peace will come as we trust that God’s Only Begotten Son has power to soothe our aching souls.”  — Jean B. Bingham, General Relief Society President
  • Vocabulary word of the monthEmolument – a salary, fee, or profit from employment or office   (page 386, line 24 in Jesus the Christ).  More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the month:   Cynamon.  These names are not fictional.  They are all legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website. I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.
  • Unique boy name of the month: Crash.  Theses names are not fictional.  They are all legitimate names encountered by the proprietor of this website.  I am not passing judgement on the names. I simply consider them unique.  More unique names can be found by clicking here.