By WashingtonDC Visitors Center
'The Divine Mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith'
WASHINGTON, DC -- On behalf of The Washington, DC Temple Visitors' Center of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we invite you to a special
evening of music and testimony, "The Divine Mission of The Prophet
Joseph Smith" on Sunday, September 9, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the
Visitors' Center. The fireside features the Honorable Robert Bennett,
United States Senator from Utah and coincides with the 160th
anniversary of Joseph Smith's legendary trek from Kirtland, Ohio to
Far West, Missouri, known as "Zion's Camp".
Music for the evening will be provided by Sister Tamara McMurdie,
accompanied by Sister Judy Dawes.
This fireside is free and open to the public and we encourage you to
bring your friends and family with you. Because theater capacity is
limited and can not be guaranteed, we encourage you to arrive early.
Senator Bennett is the grandson of Heber J. Grant and the
grandson-in-law of David O. McKay, both past Presidents of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He serves as the junior U.S.
Senator from Utah, first elected in 1992 and re-elected by a wide
margin in 1998. Prior to coming to Congress, Senator Bennett served
as the Chief Executive Officer of a time management firm now known as
Franklin-Covey and was named by Inc. Magazine as the "Entrepreneur of
the Year" for the Rocky Mountain region.
His Washington, DC experience includes service as chief congressional
Liason at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Reagan
Administration and the ownership of his own governmental relations
In the Church, Senator Bennett has served a full-time mission to
Scotland (where he served as a District President), an Elders Quorum
President, a guide on Temple Square, a Stake Seventies President, and
in many other capacities. Prior to coming to Washington, DC in 1992,
he served as a Bishop in the Church.
Perhaps one of Senator Bennett's highest honors in the Senate is that
he serves as the co-chair of the National Prayer Breakfast, over
which he presided this past year. He is also active in urging
religious freedom in Russia and around the world.
Born in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 18, 1933, he is the son of
former U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett and Frances Grant Bennett. He
is a a 1957 graduate and former student body president of the
University of Utah. Senator Bennett and his wife, Joyce (an
accomplished flute player), are the parents of six children.
"The Divine Mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith"
an evening of testimony &music, with Sen. Robert Bennett
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001 at 7 pm
The Washington, DC Temple Visitors' Center
9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD
"The Divine Mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith" at Washington DC Visitors' Center
Washington DC Visitors' Center Press Release 31Aug01 A1