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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 firm.

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


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