LDS Church dedicates historic monument to late apostle in New Zealand

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  • Cav Pilot St George, UT
    April 23, 2017 12:37 a.m.

    More sure, I have to wonder. Are you asking the church to love and accept sinners or love, accept and celebrate their sins? There is a difference and the church as an institution does a pretty good job with the first.

  • NeilT Clearfield, UT
    April 20, 2017 9:31 p.m.

    Moresure word. I have no doubt the miracles attributed Elder Cowley actually did occur as he described them. Elder Cowley is not as well know to church members as he once was. He was a remarkable man who no doubt possessed the gift of healing.

  • EGarlick American Fork, UT
    April 20, 2017 3:21 p.m.

    I don't know where the caption for the first picture came from but the man in the right front next to Elder Gifford Nielsen is Bro. Lindsay Dil, Pacific Area Church History Advisor, and former Area Seventy. I am guessing that the mayor is the man in the center front.

  • kimnprovo Orem, UT
    April 20, 2017 11:03 a.m.

    @ Thunder, there is a photo where you can read the words.

  • Thunder Orem, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:57 a.m.

    I would like to have a transcript of the monument text since I don't anticipate visiting New Zealand anytime soon.

  • Old Scarecrow Brigham City, UT
    April 20, 2017 8:19 a.m.

    It would have been interesting to see more local leaders in the picture, and to learn the name of the apparent local leader in the center of the photo, as well as in the other thumbnails.

  • moresureword Maple Grove, MN
    April 20, 2017 7:58 a.m.

    Elder Cowley claimed to have experienced miracles while serving a Mission in New Zealand. He claimed to have witnessed a brother of a dead man bring his brother back to life. He also claimed that he administered to a baby born blind, and the child is said to have received his vision.

    Whether these things actually happened, or not, matters not to me. Elder Cowley was a compassionate man; and he admonished members of the LDS Church to welcome sinners, not ostracize them. He was called by the “The Man of Many Friends, because the people of Maori, New Zealand loved him so.

    The LDS Church would do well to follow Elder Cowley’s lead, when it comes to loving the sinner and treating other human beings as they would want to be treated.