Fifty years ago a young Thomas S. Monson was assigned by his bishop to serve as the building chairman coordinator of the Valley View 3rd ward. This meant that the then 30-year-old Monson needed to rally members to assist in the building of the new chapel.

"The bishop gave me a list of members to know who would come and who wouldnt," said President Monson to a crowd of neighbors and friends gathered at the 50th anniversary celebration of the church building. "I told him, 'Just give me the list of bretheren, and theyll all come' . . . It was a testimony to me that I didnt have a turndown."

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