145 years ago today - Apr 9, 1872

Conference sustains a new calling of "home missionaries," which Counselor George A. Smith explains before presenting names of those assigned for each stake (which is the entire county at this time). Calling of home missionaries overlaps with visits of "block teachers." In 1912 the term "ward teachers" becomes official, by which time "home missionaries," are known as stake missionaries."

[Source: The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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