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Raymond Chapel Dedicated by Elder Ballard
RAYMOND, ALBERTA, CANADA -- As part of Canada Day activities during
last week's long weekend celebrations in Raymond, Alberta, Elder M.
Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated the newest
chapel since the Raymond Alberta Stake was created almost four years
Citizens of the predominantly-LDS community also celebrated the
town's centennial of existence. Latter-day Saints had come up from
Utah in the early 20th century with a Utah entrepreneur named Jesse
Knight after recommendation by Elder John W. Taylor, an apostle at
Within two years, the Taylor Stake, the third organised outside the
United States, was created in Raymond by President Joseph F. Smith.
President Smith, prophet at the time, was a great-grandfather of M.
While visiting the town during the weekend, Elder Ballard rode in
Saturday's centennial parade as an honorary marshal with his wife
The next day, 01 July, Elder Ballard, who has visited Raymond as an
apostle 13 times in the last 20 years, dedicated the new Taylor
Chapel. The chapel, named after John W. Taylor, son of Church
president John Taylor, is situated on a street which had been renamed
Taylor Street just prior to the dedication.
Church News, 07 Jul 2001
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