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Ezra Taft Benson

  • 'Part of my own history'

    While serving as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Ezra Taft Benson became U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in the cabinet of President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • 'Work of salvation'

    “Hastening the work of salvation” — it’s more than a present-day push or a current Church catchphrase. Certainly the total is greater than the sum of its high-profile parts – such as online proselytizing, digital devices and a mushrooming missionary force – that tend to capture our attention more so than enhance our collective efforts.
  • President Thomas S. Monson: 'True Shepherds'

    President Thomas S. Monson, in his priesthood session address, recalled summers as a boy when, riding in a car on the way to the family cabin in Utah's Provo Canyon, he would observe sheep being herded.
  • President Thomas S. Monson: Serving 50 years as a General Authority

    On Oct. 4, 1963, a Friday, Thomas S. Monson walked into the Tabernacle on Temple Square, looked for and found a seat among the brethren of the Priesthood Home Teaching Committee with whom he served.