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LDS Church History Library to kick off ‘Pioneers’ series Thursday

SALT LAKE CITY — Elder James J. Hamula, of the Seventy, will be the first speaker of the LDS Church History Library’s 2015 lecture series “Pioneers in Every Land” Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

This event is free and open to the public.

Elder Hamula’s presentation will be on “ ‘To Every Nation, Kindred, Tongue, and People’: Pioneers in Every Land.” Elder Hamula is currently the assistant executive director of the LDS Church History Department and recently returned from serving as area president of the Pacific Area headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, according to a news release.

Elder Hamula has also served as a mission president in the Washington D.C. South Mission and an Area Seventy in the North America Southwest Area.

Lectures are on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple Street. Limited free parking is available at the Conference Center for those attending this event.

For those who cannot attend, lectures will be available on a few weeks after the lecture. All previous lectures from past years are also available on this site.

For more information, or to download a brochure listing all this year’s lectures, visit or call 801-240-2272.