Members and Other Friends

Gratitude

Establishing the Church in Israel has not been easy. Every step forward has come with faith and hard work. We  remember with gratitude and give thanks to all who have helped in anyway. 
Major historical and political events have taken place in the Holy Land in the last 200 years that have opened the door for the Church to be established. 
How has the Church and members helped to build the Church in the Holy Land?

 

Can you list 10 important events?  
The years listed below are a clue. 
 
Click on Toggle for the answers.
  • Orson Hyde offers dedicatory prayer
  • First apostle since days of old
  • Georg Grau, first baptism in Holy Land, Haifa.
  • First Branch in the Holy Land

Sister M. Spencer moves to Israel and provides support during 1967 war.

  • President Harold B. Lee, first prophet to visit Jerusalem
  • Organized first branch in Israel while at the Garden Tomb.
  • Confirmed approval to hold Church on Saturday
  • Michael Hansen moved to Israel with his parents and 3 brothers.
  • Later married Ann
  • Together they worked with many friends to help build the church.
  • First District was organized in the Vienna hotel, Wadi Joz with Ivan J. Barret president, Daniel Rona firt counselor and Mark Gomm second counselor
  • President Monson addressed members of the district including 59 students
  • President Barret authorized as the first patriarch
  • Church organized legally in Israel as a non profit charitable organization (Amutah)
  • First Jerusalem branch meeting and
  •  the first district conference meeting held in the BYU Jerusalem Center
  • with President Faust and Elder Holland.
  • Wilson family moves to Israel. 
  • Substantial translation and reconciliation of church scriptures and hymns into Hebrew.

Dedication of the Galilee Meeting house by Elder Holland.

President Russell M. Nelson visits Jerusalem and shares his testimony of Jesus Christ.

1841

  • Orson Hyde offers dedicatory prayer
  • First apostle since days of old
1886
  • Georg Grau, first baptism in Holy Land, Haifa.
  • First Branch in the Holy Land

 

1967

Sister M. Spencer moves to Israel and provides support during 1967 war.

1972

  • President Harold B. Lee, first prophet to visit Jerusalem
  • Organized first branch in Israel while at the Garden Tomb.
  • Confirmed approval to hold Church on Saturday

1973

  • Michael Hansen moved to Israel with his parents and 3 brothers.
  • Later married Ann
  • Worked with many friends to build the Church

1977

  • First District was organized in the Vienna hotel, Wadi Joz with Ivan J. Barret president, Daniel Rona first counselor and Mark Gomm second counselor
  • President Monson addressed members of the district including 59 students
  • President Barret authorized as the first patriarch
  • Church organized legally in Israel as a non profit charitable organization (Amutah)

1987

  • First Jerusalem Branch meeting and
  • the first district Conference meeting held in the BYU Jerusalem Center
  • with President Faust and Elder Holland.

1988

  • Wilson family moves to Israel. 
  • Substantial translation and reconciliation of church scriptures and hymns into Hebrew.

2007

Dedication of the Galilee Meeting house by Elder Holland.

2018

President Russell M. Nelson visits Jerusalem and shares his testimony

 

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