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“General Authorities information &

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints information” website

 (as well as a website containing several 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, items listed alphabetically *

  • “Answers To Gospel Questions” — a guide to the doctrinal 5-volume set by President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th President of the Church
  • Basic LDS information and doctrine  — basic and general information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its doctrine
  • Church growth — statistics regarding the growth and expansion of the church in this dispensation
  • Difficult questions — scriptural answers to difficult doctrinal questions
  • ‘Engravos’ — Description of and references to possible engraving errors found throughout the Book of Mormon
  • General authorities — facts and figures about our General Authorities of this dispensation
  • Glen L. Rudd Foundation — information about a wonderful charitable foundation honoring Elder Glen L. Rudd
  • “Jesus The Christ” vocabulary words — erudite words used by Elder Talmage in his landmark book, for the edification of all
  • ‘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
  • Names, unique — unusual or uncommon names, of individuals and of family groups, that I have collected over the years
  • Our Savior  — various items and topics relating to the Lord, Jesus Christ
  • Personal items — my journals, books I’ve read, half-marathons I’ve run, astronomy, math problems, Spanish, English
  • Quizzes — entertaining quiz questions dealing with General Authorities, church history, and general topics, to test your acumen
  • Scripture chains — a wide-ranging collection of scriptures related by topic or doctrine, and organized into ‘chains’
  • Scriptures — commentaries, stories, scripture mastery verses
  • Stories, jokes, puns — uplifting, edifying and entertaining stories, scripture jokes, and scripture puns, including knee-slappers and groaners
  • Temples and Visitors’ Centers — varied interesting information about latter-day temples and numerous visitors’ center                   

 **  Entertaining Quizzes & Quips of the Month  **
        ( January and February 2019 )
  • Scripture joke of the month:  Are any of you older men using Grecian Formula to cover your gray hair?  You better re-think that choice.  Proverbs 20:29 says, “The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.”  More scripture jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Hymn joke of the month:  Favorite hymn of LDS dentists?  Hymn # 166, “Abide With Me”  — verse 2 mentions “change and decay in all around I see…”   Sounds like job security for a dentist!   More hymn jokes can be found by clicking here.
  • Engravo of the month:  Alma 26:28 — “..we have traveled from house to house, relying upon the mercies of the world — NOT UPON THE MERCIES OF THE WORLD ALONE BUT UPON THE MERCIES OF GOD.”  It would not have been consistent with the teachings of the Book of Mormon to state that these missionaries had relied upon the mercies of the world.  Their reliance upon the mercies of God had to be added in an explanatory phrase.   More engravos (as well as an explanation of what an engravo is) can be found by clicking here.
  • Church history quiz of the monthQUESTION:  One of the sections of the Doctrine and Covenants used to contain the substitute names Baurak Ale, Gazelam, and Baneemy.  What section was it and what was the purpose of the substitute names?
    ANSWER:  The section was D&C 78 and Orson Pratt gives this explanation for the substitute names: “When the Lord was about to have the Book of Covenants given to the world it was thought wisdom, in consequence of the persecutions of our enemies in Kirtland and some of the regions around, that some of the names should be changed, and Joseph was called Baurak Ale, which was a Hebrew word; meaning God bless you. He was also called Gazelam, being a person to whom the Lord had given the Urim and Thummim. He was also called Enoch. Sidney Rigdon was called Baneemy.”  More quizzes can be found by clicking here.
  • Quote of the month:  “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you; happiness is measured by the spirit with which you meet the challenges of life.” — President Harold B. Lee.
  • Vocabulary word of the month largess – money or gifts given generously   (Jesus the Christ, page 562, line 3).  More vocabulary words can by found by clicking here.
  • Unique girl name of the month:   Jorja  (pronounced the same as ‘Georgia’) .  These names are 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: Huxton Colt (first and middle names).  Theses names are 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.