Our upcoming Expo is on April 9-11, 2020 in Sandy UT. Below you will find those scheduled to speak. When you see the name of a person below who has written in blue the Presentation and time next to their picture, they have been confirmed to speak. We will update this page as we confirm our speakers list.
Each speaker represent their own opinions and do not represent the opinions of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the opinions of FIRM Foundation or any if its members.
Early-Bird Registration Ends Feb 24, 2020
2020 Speakers Below:
David W. Allan Ambassador for God’s LIGHT and TRUTH
David W. Allan has spent 58 years researching time and related topics. He helped develop the nation’s official atomic-clock timing system during his 32 years in Boulder, CO, at the National Bureau of Standards (now National Institute of Standards and Technology). For 25 of those years, his research group was responsible for generating official time for the United States and helping with official time for the world. During that time he spent several man years helping in the development of GPS. Atomic clocks are the heart of GPS, and the folks developing GPS came to Boulder to learn how to best use them being taught by Allan and his colleagues at NBS.
His 1965 master’s thesis became the international standard for how to characterize and use atomic clocks, and his work is as well known in the time and frequency, navigation, telecommunication communities as any other when it comes to how to best use precise timing devices. In 2016, he was given the highest award given by the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers with the citation: “For seminal work… regarding time determination, time prediction, time-dissemination and timekeeping through contributions to atomic frequency standards, space-based navigation, time and frequency stability analysis, time-scale algorithms, and timekeeping devices.” In 2018 he was given the coveted the IEEE Keithley Award with the citation, “For leadership in time determination and precise timing instruments.” The IEEE publishes more scientific papers than any other organization. His algorithm is still being used to generate time for the United States. During November 2018, the IEEE came to his home and spent two days documenting his life’s history because of the many significant contributions he has made to the world timing community; his ORAL HISTORY may be viewed on line with video clips and lots of pictures: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:David_W._Allan .
As a faithful Latter-day Saint, he has served as a bishop, stake president, and in the Denver Mission Presidency, and his recent book, www.ItsAboutTimeBook.com , gives a grand harmony between science and religion. LDS Living has carried an excerpt from it, http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Powerful-Book-of-Mormon-Phrase-We-Always-See-but-Never-Think-About/s/81070 , and his Amazon reviews are excellent. He is pleased that the book’s web site is receiving international and growing interest, as it is his gospel outreach. Several of his talks are on youtube and on his book’s website: “David W. Allan”.
Chris Allen Business Development and Strategy
Presentation: Adding Life to your Years
Thurs April 9- 3:40 to 3:55 pm Main Stage
Thus April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 6:55 to 7:50 pm Room C
Chris is a former Army Medic, BYU Graduate, Permaculture Farmer, Business Coach, Entrepreneur and Philosopher. He served a mission in Dallas, Texas, and he and his wife RaNae are parents to 7 children.
We live, and die, at the cellular level. Healthy cells – Healthy body. In this message, Chris shares what he’s found to leverage the body’s best defense systems and help us each achieve our genetic potential…naturally.
Proper blood flow assures that our body’s 11 separate, but interdependent systems are fed, hydrated, and nourished. Our circulatory system also serves as the trashman to carry out metabolic waste. Chris’ message points out how disturbances in small vessels can create big problems. His message is aimed at illustrating how, even in our advanced years, we can promote and improve the flow of our own “river of life”. Chris also shows how a scriptural principle of wellness has been proven scientifically over, and over again.
Are you aiding biology with the best technology? Learn how something as old as the earth can be leveraged to: increase mental acuity, speed the body’s recovery, enhance metabolic disposal, boost performance, improve and aid sleep function, promote endurance, and reduce stress?
You’ve heard of pharmaceuticals, perhaps even nutraceuticals. Now there’s a whole new category of care using natural methods that assist our body… electroceuticals. By mobilizing all the good things we put in our body, or on it, this simple 8-minute relaxing routine may be one way that you will decide to add life to your years.
Timothy Ballard Founder and CEO of Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.).
Fri April 10- 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Main Stage
Tim Ballard spent over a decade working as a Special Agent for the Department of Homeland Security where he was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deployed as an undercover operative for the U.S. Child Sex Tourism Jump Team. He has worked every type of case imaginable in the fight to dismantle child trafficking rings. Ballard has worked undercover in the United States and in multiple foreign countries to infiltrate child trafficking organizations. In this effort, he has successfully dismantled dozens of these organizations and rescued countless children from sex slavery. He is an expert at managing Internet investigations, particularly those dealing with file-share networks where pedophiles and traffickers go to trade in child pornography. He has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers and has testified before the United States Congress on best practices to liberate children from sex slavery.
Ballard has been featured on many national news outlets to discuss his efforts to combat child trafficking. He has appeared on Fox & Friends, Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace, The Meredith Vieira Show, CBS Nightly News, ABC Nightline, and CNN Headline News, MSNBC, The Glenn Beck Program, as well as many local news shows.
Ballard is the best-selling author of “The Covenant: One Nation Under God,” and is the author of the sequel to that work, “The Covenant, Lincoln, and The War.” He has taught American and International Politics courses at Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University, and American Heritage School. He has been featured regularly on both local and national TV and radio programs to discuss American history and politics and the role America has played in defending liberty at home and abroad. He has often commented on how his academic work in American history has provided him the inspiration and motivation to rescue children–to carry on the American tradition of liberating the captive. He recently received the distinguished George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
After serving a church mission to Chile, Ballard graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Spanish and Political Science from Brigham Young University. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with an MA in International Politics from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He resides in California with his wife and children.
- Official Website
- Ballard’s LDS Living Interview
- The Abolitionist Movie Website
- Mormon Channel Interview
The Lincoln Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard
Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth US president during a very dark time in America’s history. Author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. Readers will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker — not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln’s success and the healing of a nation?
The author states, “As you read, you will, like a prosecutor reviewing a case, or like a jury determining a verdict, identify valuable pieces of evidence that can be fully substantiated. You will also identify pieces of evidence that cannot. I ask you to consider all the evidence and weight it accordingly. Through this study, many questions regarding the interplay between the restored gospel and the Civil War will be answered. New questions may emerge that will not be so easily answered. Either way, in the end you will find yourself on a most exhilarating investigative journey.”
DVD – Abraham Lincoln became the sixteenth President of the United States during a very dark time in America’s history. In this fascinating DVD, author Timothy Ballard explores the crucial role that President Lincoln played to bring this nation closer to heaven. You will see Lincoln as a man inspired of God who invoked a covenant relationship between America and its maker—not unlike the national covenants invoked by righteous leaders in the Book of Mormon. In addition, The Lincoln Hypothesis Documentary DVD reveals documented evidence that Abraham Lincoln did, in fact, check out the Book of Mormon from the Library of Congress as he struggled with making some of the most critical decisions of his presidency. Did he read it? Did it influence him? Was the Book of Mormon a key factor in Lincoln’s success and the healing of a nation?
The Washington Hypothesis by Timothy Ballard
We know that George Washington was a moral man and an inspiring leader, but did he possibly know more than we suppose? Was he a national covenant maker like Moses, Abraham, Lehi, or Captain Moroni? did he understand that he was fighting for the liberty of a promised land protected by God, a place where the Lord’s holy temples could be built?
The Washington Hypothesis explores the intriguing evidence that Washington and the other Founding Fathers knew the Lord had a greater purpose for America. It takes us on a fascinating historical journey through the miracles of the Revolutionary War to the foundational documents of this great nation to the symbolism evident in every corner of the nation’s capital. Exploring how Washington’s beliefs framed his every action, author Timothy Ballard draws compelling conclusions about the divinity of that great leader’s calling. As we see the evidence of the Lord’s hand in Washington’s life, we may discover a much grander design at work in the founding of our nation—and thus a greater desire to strive to preserve those promised blessings.
Ballard is the best-selling author of “The Covenant: One Nation Under God,” and is the author of the sequel to that work, “The Covenant, Lincoln, and The War.” He has taught American and International Politics courses at Imperial Valley College, San Diego State University, and American Heritage School.
Purchase Tim Ballard’s books here or at Deseret Book
Sat April 11- 5:00 pm to 5:55 Room C
Life and the Human Body—Truthseekers Workbook II
Russell H. Barlow Universal Model Editor in Chief Website: universalmodel.com
Thurs April 9- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room 400
How to Use the UM Workbooks in a Classroom Setting
Fri April 10- 1:35 pm to 2:30 pm Room 400
Understanding the Importance of the Family with the Human Model
Sat April 11- 11:10 to 12:05 pm Main Stage
Teaching Our Children Light and Truth with the UM Workbooks and GeoTours
Evidence For The Universal Flood and the Universal Model. Voracious reader, avid armchair historian, and committed UMer, he enjoys connecting world history events with science and the recent explosion of light and knowledge. He lives in Las Vegas with his best friend and mother of their 15 children, where they own a window and door company. After first experiencing a remarkable moment of serendipity while among the sandstone monoliths of Red Rock Canyon, where he learned that geologists did not know how the banded sandstone formed, he became acquainted with the UM. It has been his privilege to craft world-changing UM principles and laws into enjoyable prose for lay and learned alike as the UM Editor in Chief.
Phoenicians Before Columbus
Thurs April 9- 10:05 to 11:10 Main Stage
Philip Beale FRGS, Expedition Leader, Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition. The project can be found at: www.phoeniciansbeforecolumbus.com
Philip Beale is a British sailor, adventurer, expedition leader and entrepreneur. He led the Borobudur Ship Expedition and the 2008-10 Phoenician Expedition.
Beale has a BA Honours degree in Politics from the University of Hull. and began his career in the Royal Navy. He is a qualified MCA RYA Yachtmaster, a member of the Naval and Military Club and The Royal Yachting Association.
The Phoenicia, a replica Phoenician ship built in 2008, will set sail from Carthage (Tunisia) in August/September 2019, endeavouring to reach the shores of the Americas in December 2019. The exact end point and date cannot be foreseen due to the vagaries of the Atlantic winds.
To prove that the Phoenicians were capable of crossing the Atlantic to the Americas
To inspire interest in Phoenician culture and archaeology
To provide participation opportunities for young people from Mediterranean countries with a Phoenician heritage
To conduct research on plastic pollution levels in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
To compare computer model predictions with the actual route
“It is one of the greatest voyages of mankind and if anyone could have done it before Columbus, it was the Phoenicians. Of all the ancient civilizations, they were the greatest seafarers – Lebanon had cedar trees perfect for building strong boats, they were the first to use iron nails and they had knowledge of astrology and currents.” Philip Beale, Expedition Leader See Video Here: His book, Sailing Close to the Wind can be purchased here
Scott N. Bradley Founder, The Constitutional Commemoration Foundation
Thurs April 9- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room C
“The Book of Mormon and the Modern American Education System”
President Ezra Taft Benson taught: “The Book of Mormon was written for our day,” and he also taught that false educational ideas would threaten the Church in the latter days. The Book of Mormon presents powerful warnings against the soul-destroying philosophies and precepts that are so highly organized, cleverly disguised, and powerfully promoted in America’s modern education system. This presentation will introduce and discuss some of these threats that are destroying our faith and our nation.
Sat April 11- 1:30 to 2:35 pm Room C
“The 1890 Native American ‘Messiah Movement’”
In Doctrine and Covenants 130:14-17 Joseph Smith records: “I was once praying very earnestly to know the time of the coming of the Son of Man, when I heard a voice repeat the following: ‘Joseph, my son, if thou livest until thou art eighty-five years old , thou shalt see the face of the Son of Man; therefore let this suffice, and trouble me no more on this matter.’ I was left thus, without being able to decide whether this coming referred to the beginning of the millennium or to some previous appearing, or whether I should die and thus see his face. I believe the coming of the Son of Man will not be any sooner than that time.”
During 1890 there was a widespread movement among the Native Americans that came to be called “The Messiah Craze,” and which resulted in many tragic challenges, including the United States government officially violently suppressing the religious liberty of the native tribes. This presentation will introduce events surrounding this phenomenon.
Scott Bradley Bio:
Scott Bradley and his wife Tamara have five children, and thirteen grandchildren. For thirteen years Scott worked as an executive at AT&T managing cutting-edge telecommunications projects and all facets of corporate projects; including strategic planning, and a leadership assignment responsible for delivery of secured communications for the U.S. Department of Defense (North American Air Defense Command—NORAD). A candidate for the United States Senate in 2006 and 2010, and Vice President of the United States in 2016, Scott holds a Bachelor of Science, a Masters of Public Administration, and a PhD in Constitutional Law. For 16 years Scott served as an administrator at Utah State University as a Department Head and Director. He is Founder and Chairman of The Constitution Commemoration Foundation, Inc., an educational organization which fosters increased understanding of the U.S. Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers, and also encourages a return to the original intent of proper government as understood and practiced at the time of America’s founding. He is the author of a book and DVD/CD lecture series titled “To Preserve the Nation” in which he reviews the foundation principles upon which this great nation was established, and which he hopes will foster a renewed dedication to those principles. Each week Scott makes numerous presentations on these matters, and each Thursday evening holds a Q&A webinar in which he addresses current events questions submitted by participants who attend from around the world. His website offers hundreds of related videos and can be viewed at: FreedomsRisingSun.com
Daniel Burdett UM Instructor
Thurs April 9 10:05 am to 1:10 pm Room 400
UM—The Science Supporting Joseph Fielding Smith’s Man, His Origin and Destiny
Mark Burr CEO Primary Water Technologies LLC
Fri April 10- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room 400
The Earth Hydroplanet, Primary Water, and Groundwater Exploration in Southern Utah
Mr. Burr was born in Guatemala when his father was an international development manager; between stints in California, Oregon and Virginia he also lived in Colombia, Egypt and the Philippines before returning to Washington, D.C. After serving four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mark graduated with a B.A. in Middle East Studies from the University of Utah in 1989 and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa. Following employment at the World Bank Group he attended the American Graduate School of International Management – Thunderbird and received his Master of International Management in January of 1993 after coordinating a one-month seminar in Kuwait on post-war reconstruction. Mark then worked for over a decade in export management and international sales, developing markets in the Middle East/Africa and Latin America/Caribbean for a broad range of US manufacturers, including seven years with Steelcase, Inc.–three as Country Manager in Saudi Arabia and four in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In July 2004 Mark was invited to work as Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Industry & Minerals at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, serving as a State Department diplomat until June 2006. Upon leaving Iraq he launched his consulting firm and has been engaged by Grant Thornton in Iraq, by PIPC (UK) in Saudi Arabia, and by a number of manufacturing and service companies to develop markets in the Middle East. In 2011, Mark was a founding associate of J. Streicher Advisory, a sister company of the NYSE specialist firm J. Streicher & Co., through which he drives business development and advisory services in Washington, D.C. Mark then launched J. Streicher Ventures, now Primary Water Technologies LLC, together with J. Streicher CEO Tom Brown with the mission to be the first global water exploration and production (Water E&P) venture using a programmatic approach to explore for and produce earth-generated Primary Water using advanced remote sensing, geophysical data analytics, pinpoint locating and precision drilling. Initial projects were undertaken at the Riess Institute’s Totten Field in South Hamilton, MA; in Kurdistan, Iraq; Shobak, Jordan; and near the Salton Sea in California. More recently, projects have taken PWT to Nigeria, Madagascar, and the SW Utah – Arizona Strip region.
Angie Christensen Holistic Nutrition, Herbs, Homeopathy, Biomedical Interventions
Friday April 10- 11:10 am to 12:05 pm room D
The Do’s and Don’ts of Healthy Food Storage
Learn how to store food that will build your health and immunity when facing times of crisis. This class is packed with life-saving details to help you learn:
• How to Avoid the “Bermuda Triangle” of Food Storage
• What foods can make you disease resistant during an emergency
• Which forms of food preservation retain the most nutrition
• Why you SHOULD store wheat when science is saying grains/gluten are bad for us
• The essential skills that will help you thrive while living on food storage
• What God’s patterns teach us about how we should gather food storage
Then whenever you have to live on your food storage, you will be prepared to thrive!
Saturday Apr 11- 10:05 am to 11:10 am Room C
Don’t Can It and Kill It, Store It Alive! Easy Fermenting for Food Storage
Erase symptoms of the flu in minutes, stop asthma wheezing, halt panic attacks, eliminate the pain of wounds and sprains, treat infection, stop vomiting, and so much more. Homeopathy is one of the most common forms of medicine used world-wide because it can be used to treat just about anything quickly and inexpensively. It is also the most effective thing I have ever found for mental health concerns like depression, anxiety, phobias, learning disabilities, etc. Come learn all the tips and tricks of this completely unique form of medicine and you will be prepared to manage your family’s physical and mental health at home and in an emergency.
Saturday April 11- 5:00 pm to 5:55 Room D
Don’t Can It and Kill It, Store It Alive! Easy Fermenting for Food Storage
Why slave over a hot stove for hours when you are killing all those precious nutrients God worked so hard to put into your food? I will show you how to preserve your food ALIVE through fermenting and drying. There are SO many advantages to this!
It saves you time
It saves you money
It saves space
No standing over a hot stove in the middle of August
Your preserved food is still alive, so it is full of life-giving vitamins and enzymes
You get trillions of probiotics to heal your gut and build your immune system in time for winter…for FREE
This approach is soooo much easier than you think! I will even do a live demo so you can see it from start to finish in just a few minutes! If you have been hesitant to start fermenting or have a dehydrator just sitting in your cupboard, then come get all the juicy details and leave equipped to simplify your food preparation this year.
Angie Christensen is a wife, mother of three adopted children and a passionate educator of holistic healing. Angie has been trained in holistic nutrition, herbs, homeopathy, biomedical interventions, neurofeedback, and energy therapy. Since 2014, Angie has taught thousands of people how to activate their body’s innate power to heal by providing the needed building blocks and eliminating the things causing stress and imbalance. Her unique approach to nutrition, called Simply Divine Eating, teaches people how to get off the rollercoaster of diets by simplifying and personalizing healthy eating. Angie loves cooking and “editing” recipes to make them healthy. She teaches cooking classes and hosts cooking retreats to teach others how to give their favorite foods a delicious “makeover” in the kitchen. She also provides personal mentoring through her program Simply Divine Healing that gives individuals the tools they need to heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Learn more at www.simplydivineeating.com
Jill & Mark Clifford Owners of Legacy Tours and Travel Website: legacytoursandtravel.com
Visit their Booth in the Front Lobby
Legacy Tours has been conducting tours with Rod Meldrum since 2010. Owners Mark and Jill Clifford and Kris Kimball enjoy helping guests explore the amazing sites introduced in Rod’s book: Discovering the Book of Mormon in America’s Heartland. Mark, Jill and Kris love to travel! They realize there is no better way to understand a subject than to visit the sites, see the places and walk the paths of history. They believe you can have an incredible tour that educates you, inspires you and also lets you have unique and fun experiences.
Mark and Jill graduated from Brigham Young University. Mark has a degree in psychology and Jill has her degree in Humanities. Mark studied abroad in Russia and has traveled throughout Europe and Great Britain. Jill studied abroad in Israel, Austria and Prague. Mark has also been involved in real estate and hotels. Jill taught high school English. Mark and Jill have four children.
Kris Kimball is married with 3 children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. Kris loves to travel and has an unquenchable desire to seek after knowledge and truth. She traveled in 2009 and 2010 on humanitarian expeditions to Kenya which included building a school in Mygunami, a small village outside of Mombasa. Out of all of her travels around the world, Israel is her most favorite. She loves visiting the homeland of Jesus Christ, it always increases her love and testimony of her Savior.
KAMRON COLEMAN Professional Artist: Temple theology
Tracking Godhead Symbolism from Antiquity to the Latter-days
Fri April 10- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Room C
God speaks to His children in their language and their context, so representations of the Godhead in art and doctrine have changed over time. In Temple Theology, the Godhead is a familial council, revealing a world where humankind descends from holy beings, male and female, who created this life as an educative process of refinement that leads back, after trials, alienation and hardship, to the divine presence.
Temples ritualize ascensions to higher states of exaltation through the atoning sacrifice of a universal savior, Jesus Christ, and through feminine birthing symbols by the Holy Ghost, that culminate in reunification with our Heavenly Father and the genesis of creation: The Tree of Life. Bridging antiquity and the modern LDS temple, Kamron Coleman’s art teaches the precious doctrines of humanity’s literal kinship to our Creator and our destiny to become co-creators with God forever.
Kamron Coleman (B 1972) began his professional art career as a permanent gallery artist in Washington State in his early twenties. He spent 19 years as a self-employed stonemason, sculptor, fabricator and finisher in many mediums for the construction industry. He secured Utility and Design patents for innovations in construction and wood-fired pizza ovens of his own manufacture. He went on to stand up the sand casting discipline at the world-renowned Walla Walla Foundry, where he pioneered radical metal casting techniques for elements of some of the most expensive contemporary art in the world.
Since meeting his wife, harpist Bethany Evans, Kamron moved to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, where he has collaborated directly with symphony executives to create symphony-specific fine art for fundraising. Kamron’s symphony work began in 2017 with his first attempt at oil painting of his life, an oil painting of Salem Symphony. In the first two years, he created more than 15 symphony paintings, including Walla Walla Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Newport Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony, and more. Kamron’s work has raised thousands of dollars for symphonies in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Kamron’s greatest joy as an artist is to collaborate with symphony directors and musicians, and with people of faith to create and share art of comprehensible beauty, skillful technique, and intellectual depth.
Cliven Bundy is an old west style Nevada cattle rancher who won the hearts of freedom-loving patriots across the world when hundreds flocked to Bunkerville, Nevada to stand with the Bundy family as they courageously stood to oppose tyrannical federal government overreach, physically attacking family members and killing cattle and calves. His courage and strength of conviction are a monument to those who love liberty and eschew servitude.
Shawna Cox is a personal friend of Cliven Bundy, the Nevada cattle rancher that stood off a takeover of his family ranch by overzealous government officials in the BLM, who literally lived inside the Bundy Ranch House for over two months as she helped to answer questions and schedule the media. She wrote the book, Last Rancher Standing, as an eye witness to the truth of what happened and the Miracles that took place there.
Sharon Dayton Author, Rancher, Composer and Lyricist
Fri April 10- 9:00 to 9:55 am Room A
Sharon R. Dayton, 86 year old retired rancher and Wyoming outfitter—soon to be great Book of Mormon author on the life and times of Teancum. Composer and lyricist of high school musical, “Friday Night” and country music, “Comin’ Home” and hymn music and working to create a national monument working with the US senators and representatives — remembering the Cokeville Miracle. A native Cokeville Wyoming resident whose wife and sister were hostages in the 1986 Cokeville Elementary School bombings and who knew many of the families, children and situations involved in that incident. (The rare male name Sharon not to be confused with the female gender.)
Thurs April 9- 11:10 am to 12:05 pm Room C
How the Constitution Guarantees our Liberty, not out Freedom
Sat April 11- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room A
How the Constitution guarantees a Republican form of Government
Lonnie Crockett was raised in the great state of Alaska for the first 30 years of his life. As a boy, he hunted, fished, played baseball and was very active in Boy Scouting, earning his Eagle and Silver Palm awards. He even delivered news papers by dog team. He attended BYU for two years before serving an LDS Mission in Switzerland for 2 ½ years, then returned; married his wife Pam and today enjoys his ten children and 30 grandchildren. Lonnie moved to Utah to continue his education, acquiring a BS in Accounting and a BA in Business Administration and a BA American History. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Taxation and his Ph.D. in Tax Law. “Dr. Crockett” as his students called him, has taught at Stevens Henager, Eagle Gate, Utah Career Colleges and Weber State University, teaching Accounting, English, English Composition, Business Communication, Auditing, and Pension and Estate Planning, Business Law and Individual and Corporate Taxation; and his favorite subject, American History. He has lectured extensively on the United States Constitution to many and varied groups including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Utah Youth Council, schools and other respected organizations. Today Lonnie owns and operates, with his wife Pam, an accounting, tax /business consulting and estate planning/asset protection practice which is nestled along with his home in the picturesque town of Huntsville, Utah, up in Ogden Valley. An avid reader of American History and Religious topic he also loves riding horses, skiing and our GREAT country .He is the author of two books: Emergency Preparedness Made Easy & The United States Constitution Made Easy…To Understand. And yes, Lonnie is a descendant of Davy Crockett’s brother, being Davy’s great, great, great, great, nephew.
David Doane Master’s Degree Middle Eastern Studies; Master’s Degree Agricultural Economics
Thurs Feb 9- 1:30 to 2:25 Room B
Thurs April 9- 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm Room C
Increase Your Your Stem Cells, Antioxidants, Energy and Reduce Inflammation With The Infrared Light/Heat You Emit)
Sat April 11- 10:05 am to 11:00 Am Mani Stage
David Doane holds a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from Brigham Young University. He has traveled extensively in North America, Europe, the Middle East and India during his 35 years in the information technology (IT) industry.
His lifelong passion for the history, cultures and religions of the Middle East springs from his Jewish heritage and subsequent conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ when he was 22 years old. His unique abilities to understand the meanings of scriptures spring from his Jewish heritage, extensive Book of Mormon research, educational experiences, and world travels.
Have you ever wondered who the Remnant are? What do the scriptures and Joseph Smith say, and what do the native Americans say about themselves? And, what is the role of the Remnant in the future?
Learn about how the Lord will personally gather His covenant people, the Remnant, fulfilling the Abrahamic covenant in part, as promised nearly 4000 years ago, and foretold in a number of native American histories.
Shawna Draper Author of 3 Books to Facilitate Healing from Sexual Abuse
Shawna Draper is the author of three books; My Tears Fall Inside, The Silent Cries, and Hear My Cry: Writings From My Soul in which she shares her miraculous journey from a childhood of horrific abuse to one of healing. Although she suffered from sexual and satanic ritual abuse, her story is filled with the Spirit of God as she does not share details of that horror but rather how God directed her healing. Her uplifting message blends with the mantra of “To the Rescue” as her story focuses on the wonderful Christian neighbors and friends who reached out to her and helped her to learn that it was possible for others to actually love her. Her message gives hope to victims of abuse that no matter how bleak their life may seem now, or how traumatic their past has been, it is possible to heal and find joy and happiness. Her story also gives hope to those who are trying to support people in pain.
Shawna has presented to a wide variety of different groups including various Expos, business groups, high schools, healing groups, luncheon groups, book clubs, and church groups. She has been interviewed on K-TALK Radio as well as Blog Talk Radio. In addition, she shared her story in an hour program on a Spanish Radio station with a translator. She also gave a presentation at the Annual Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Seminar at the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City. She has presented in several different states including: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Texas and Utah.
Although she has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting, and worked in that industry for many years, she currently spends her time speaking to as many different groups as her schedule permits where she shares her inspirational story of hope and healing. To learn more visit her website at www.ShawnaDraper.com
Susan Edwards Oil painter, Singer and Songwriter
Fri April 10- 9:00 am to 9:55 Room C
Sat April 11- 8:00 pm to 9:00 Room C
Susan Edwards is an oil painter, singer and songwriter. She says that because her brain has gotten foggy over the decades, the only way she knows how to truly communicate her love of God and His Son Jesus Christ and their love for us is through her paintings and music.
Susan’s experience includes working on a commercial series of paintings entitled “The Rising Generation.” That series depicted the love of Jesus for his little ones, temple marriage, planning for missions, etc. These pictures successfully sold worldwide for over 10 years.
Several years ago, Susan was invited to be part of a temple-mural painting team. She helped paint the endowment room murals for the Kona, Hawaii; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Meridian, Idaho and Fiji temples. Susan was one of the artists who helped create the baptistry mural in the Provo City Center Temple as well as a large painting in the Idaho Falls Temple.
Recently, she was commissioned to paint a painting for last month’s December, 2018 New Era. It was a painting about Gabriel announcing to Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ.
Susan paints her testimony of the things that she has learned through the hard knocks of life. And, as part of that creative process, she also writes songs to go along with most of her paintings, which she can then share with others through her singing.
Her favorite mantra is, “Trust God in ALL things, including this!” And she says that, when things don’t go the way that she thinks that they should (which is most of the time), she asks God to show her the silver linings. And He does.
Art and music have been vehicles enabling Susan to draw closer to Heaven. Her husband, David, her partner in “rhyme,” co-creates with her the music and lyrics to each song. They look forward to sharing with you at this Expo.
Kay Fairchild BA in English/Creative Writing, Author, Educator
Fri April 10- 11:10 am to 12:00 pm Room A
Silk and Linen of the Nephites and Jaredites
Silk-moths native to the Americas; Why the Nephites and Jaredites were able to make linen cloth in North America; Other cloths native to America, symbolism of Linen and its importance to Old Testament-Israelites and Book of Mormon Nephite-Israelites and to us today.
Sat April 11- 11:10 am to 12:00 pm Room A
Grains and Grapes of the Nephites and Jaredites
Were Nephite-Jaredite barley and grapes continue to grow wild in America; When corn came to North America; Other fruits and grains native to America. Five potential candidates for the Nephite crops called “Neas” and Sheum”.
Kay was raised in Southern California, served an LDS Mission and received a BA in English/Creative writing. She is author of two books, “The Basic Principles Underlying the Bill of Rights” (2001), and “The Lord’s Economic System vs. the Economic System of Babylon” (2002).
She has written many articles including:
1992 Diet and Health
1997 Hebrew Holidays and Matching LDS Restoration Dates
1999 The False Traditions of Men vs. The Standards of God
2000 The Millennium
2000 Who You Are, Using Y-DNA and History
2017 The Y-DNA of Noah’s Grandsons by Tribes
2018 Post-Flood Spread of Mt DNA Around the World
2018 Jaredite Remnants
2018 Jaredite Tribal Names for Themselves. Similar to Algonquin Names for “Man”.
2019 Clothing Fabrics in the Book of Mormon
2019 Grains and Grapes of the Nephites and Jaredites
Avraham Gileadi PhD Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature
Friday April 10 Room 400 4:00 to 4:55 pm
“Isaiah’s Impact on Book of Mormon Prophets.”
It’s about what Isaiah passages in the Book of Mormon tell us, especially about our day.
Saturday April 11 Main Stage 8:00 to 9:00 pm
“Where I Found Isaiah and the Book of Mormon.”
It’s about my conversion story and testimony of Isaiah and the Book of Mormon and many scriptural patterns in the Book of Mormon that draw on the endtime message of Isaiah.
Avraham Gileadi was born in 1940 in the Netherlands and grew up in New Zealand. He spent five years in Israel from 1968 to 1973 and was the first Israeli citizen to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Israel. He studied for a year in a rabbinic school in Jerusalem, where he learned the “manner of the Jews” or Jewish methodology. He obtained a PhD in 1981 in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Literature from Brigham Young University, with Hugh Nibley as chair. He has spent an entire career analyzing the Book of Isaiah and has published over a dozen books. He is the father of nine children and married Kendel Milburn in 2016. Hugh Nibley said of him, “Dr. Gileadi is the only LDS scholar I know of who is thoroughly competent to teach the words of Isaiah.”
Gleason, Philip Founder & Director of the Academy of Self-Reliance, CEO of the Utah OSR Land Cooperative and Consultant
Thurs April 9- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room C
Operation Self-Reliance: Preparing Every Needful Thing
- Preparedness is more than a year’s supply,
- Strategies for those with limited resources.
- Acquiring a debt-free, self-reliant homestead,
- Passive Solar Home & Barn
- Greenhouse & Garden/Orchard
- Well, Power & Approved Sanitation
- Like-minded neighbors
- Overcoming the 5-barriers to Self-Reliance.
- Utilizing Utah Title 3 – Agricultural Cooperatives
- A Pathway to preparing every needful thing.
Fri April 10- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room C
Utah OSR Land Cooperative: Self-Reliance in Action, a template
2-acre Homesteads with water
500+ acres for agricultural production
Community Land Trust for:
- Health Care Services
- Child Rescue & Young Mothers Homes
- Equine & Canine Therapy Barn
What it means to have like-minded neighbors.
On a bitter cold night, as a young father, Philip found himself unable to keep his 3 baby girls warm, give them a meal or even a drink of water. This experience set him on a course to understand and determine what it meant to “prepare every needful thing.
Helping families transition from a city lifestyle of dependencies to a country culture of self-reliance is his passion. This is accomplished by providing a pathway to a homestead on 2-acres and more, with a passive solar home, a barn, a greenhouse, a garden/orchard, water and approved sanitation, while not being connected to any public utilities, with like-minded neighbors, and remaining debt free.
His years as a building contractor, land developer with a passion for greenhouses and sustainable food production has led him to the creation of Operation Self-Reliance a 4-step pathway to preparing every needful thing.
- Identifying like-minded people plus essential resources and networking them
- Making available the knowledge & skills needed to be self-reliant
- Qualifying plans to make the transition to self-reliance and establishing agricultural cooperatives
- Providing opportunities to help and support OSR (Operations Self-Reliance)
Philip’s invitation to come and explore solutions that overcome the barriers in becoming truly self-reliant is extended to all that are willing
Sasha Grove Presenter, Home Schooling Mother, Patriot
Thurs April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room A
Fri April 10- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Room A
Kairos Generations – How the Book of Mormon Reveals the Own Due Time of the Lord
My presentation shows that the Book of Mormon proves the truth of the Bible (and vice versa) and pinpoints the specific time period in which the Lord does his mightiest works by the language, symbolism and genealogies contained in scripture.
Sasha Grove is a dynamic teacher and presenter, home schooling mother, Patriot, Truth seeker, and Sister Scriptorian. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge has led to exciting opportunities to share gospel insights in events and firesides with youth and adults. She thrives on living in the last days and being the catalyst in other’s faith journey.
Sasha is a Wellness Advocate with doTERRA essential oils, certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and blogger at Freedomspark.net, where she writes about liberty, natural health, motherhood, and latter-day living. She is the wife of Bryan, mother to eight children, and GeeGee to three perfect grandsons.
“This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” The words of the Lord sparked two millennia of deciphering the details of His return in glory. The day or the hour no man knoweth, but the generation that will experience it is clearly made known throughout the Old and New Testaments and confirmed in the Book of Mormon. Evidence of the exact generation appears in the genealogies of prophets and kings, in the Greek and Hebrew scriptures, and in Book of Mormon events which parallel American history. Not only do these patterns testify of Christ and the truth of His word, they declare the role we must play in the winding up scenes that will usher in the second coming of the Savior.
In Kairos Generations you’ll discover:
· How and why the Lord marks the generations of mankind
· The meaning of “the own due time of the Lord”
· The Lord’s covenant with Israel revealed in ancient and modern genealogies
· Another witness that the Book of Mormon is truly ancient Hebrew scripture
· Compelling evidence that you and your children will be part of the final events before the Saviors return AND
· Scriptural patterns that reveal your role in exciting latter-day events
Ronald Gudnason Teacher, UM Instructor
Sat April 11- 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm Room 400
UM Science taught in Iceland—In School and Tours
Ronald has worked as a science teacher since 2012 for 18-19-year-old students teaching Physics, Astronomy and Geography. Many UM subjects are included in classes as curricula have been improved, abandoning pseudotheories and including UM scientific truths.
Since 2009 Ronald has been involved with tour guiding in Iceland; full-time for a few years then only in summer breaks since 2012. He guided his first UM GeoTour in 2019 finally being able to fully share the beauty of Iceland with the new discoveries of the UM at the same time.
From 2001-2007 Ronald served as a Coordinator for Seminary and Institute in Denmark for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He received his master’s degree in Structural Engineering in 1993 from Stuttgart University in Germany where he worked for several years and then for one year in Reykjavik, Iceland.
He gained his second master’s degree, in Education in 2012. Ronald is married to Bettina Fingerle from Germany and they have 5 children.
Cassidy Gundersen Coach, Nutritionist, Speaker, Owner Spiro Health & Wellness
Thurs April 9- 10:05 am to 11:00 am Room B
Word of Wisdom 101: How The Destroying Angel Can Pass By You
In this class we will explore the scriptures and the words of the prophets to better understand the Word of Wisdom and how we can guard our families from the Destroying Angel in these last days.
How to Heal Any Disease: A Guide to the Scriptures and Modern Data
Using scriptures and modern data, we find a fool proof solution to curing any disease. In this class we will explore the Lord’s prescribed path to finding health.
Dr. Daniel Russell Guthrie Chiropractor 21 Years
Sat April 11- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room C
GREAT HEALTH STARTS WITH BOOSTING YOUR MITOCHONDRIA HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Undergraduate school Ricks, BYU, SLCC, Chiropractic College Western States Chiropractic College, Graduated 12-92, 21 years of experience.
- Diversified Chiropractic manipulation
- Pro-adjuster Computerized Analysis Manipulation with computer instruments. An alternative method with no rotation or manual adjustments.
- Cervical and lumbar spinal decompression. This is a procedure where a patient lies prone or supine on a table. There is a gentle pull depending on the patient’s condition how much weight is applied. The pull holds and releases. This opens the joints up, lubricates the joint with synovial fluid and takes pressure off the spinal nerves.
- Class 3 and 4 laser treatments. This reduces inflammation, muscle spasms, pain and helps the body regenerate tissue.
- Stretch and strengthen exercises are taught to maintain the patient’s condition.
- X-ray is on site for patients who require this before treatment.
- Nutrition is encouraged and specific conditions are addressed. Standard Process is my main nutritional company that I offer.
- Our philosophy is to take a holistic approach to help the body and mind to repair and to be happy. This helps the patient to be more productive and have a better quality of life.
Jae Heiner Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Doctorate studies at University of Colorado
Bio: – Jae Heiner 2019. Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from BYU. Doctorate studies at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
At age six or seven, his favorite books were about dinosaurs and satellites. So he became an electrical engineer and spent the last 39 years working in the Aerospace industry designing, building and flying satellites.
He’s always had an insatiable curiosity about the natural world. His father was a geologist trained to find Uranium, who ended up teaching high school earth science, physics and math. They spent much time talking about geology and rocks and how things got the way they are. Since being introduced to the Universal Model on Friday, 20 May 2005, Jae has been a researcher, experimenter, reviewer and teacher for the UM. The UM has completely redefined how he perceives everything scientific. He’ll be explaining why his Father stopped discussing the age and origin of rocks with him. He predicted of the UM experience, “Sounds interesting and dangerous.”
He married Lily Doughty 39 years ago, and have 8 children (four married) and 8 grandchildren. He’s an avid scouter with 5 Eagle Sons, and is NRA certified rifle shooting instructor and Range Safety Officer.
Mark Higbee Software Developer, Author
Zendreo Chronicles: Reaching Youth With Good Books www.zendreochronicles.com
Thurs April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room C
Mark Higbee is a software developer turned part time author who recently finished his first novel. He grew up playing sports and still enjoys playing ice hockey once a week in Provo, Utah at the age of 46.
His currently lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah with his wife and four cats. He loves boating, camping, hiking and visiting national parks.
His goal as an author is to do more than just tell good stories. He wants to make a difference in the lives of the readers.
“Books are the building blocks of civilization, for without the written word, a man knows nothing beyond what occurs during his own brief years… A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime, a good book can teach forever.”
– Louis L’Amour
(Over 300 million books printed)
My mom (Vachele Higbee) goes to every Book of Mormon Expo, and recently she finished reading my book. She got so excited that she convinced me that I need to share it with everyone at the expo.
“At Thanksgiving Mark announced a surprise! He said that his book was done and asked the family if they wanted to read it, and to give him feedback.
I had never read a science fiction book, and I couldn’t remember reading a novel since I was a teenager, but I wanted to read his book.
I discovered so many wonderful teachings encoded in his book, such as having faith, and standing up for the right, keeping promises, courage, determination, life after death, a creator and worlds populated without number where all of the people look the same, the value of friendship, and that people can change, the importance of serving others, and the power of a father’s love for his child. I noticed that the main character didn’t ever give up! As I read I felt uplifted, and stronger and stronger.” –Vachele Higbee
Vachele Higbee Author, Writer, Owner Lantern House Books
How The Book of Mormon Came To Be
Thurs April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room C
Vachele grew up on a farm in the mountains of Mink Creek, Idaho about 17 miles northeast of Preston, which is just north of Logan, Utah. Vachele’s parents taught her to work hard, and her father encouraged her to write. Vachele attended BYU, where she met Jay Higbee. They were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. They have 7 children, 19 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandson.
Vachele loves to compile and write books. She is a published author. Miracles in American History – Stories Of This Land From The Time Of Adam was published by Digital Legend in 2014.
Vachele has 52 interesting books and DVDs on her website, Lantern House Books. They are available at www.lanternhousebooks.com. Vachele has compiled 29 family history books, 12 of which are large and hardbound. Jay and Vachele have sold over 2000 family history books to relatives. Out of the 53 books that she has created, 17 of them are written for youth and children. Vachele’s goal is to strengthen them, and everyone else, with her books.
Besides writing, Vachele loves to play the organ. She also loves to visit with friends and family, and play with her young grandchildren. A favorite pastime of the Higbees is watching Book of Mormon Evidence, and other educational DVDs.
Come listen to Vachele as she shares ideas on teaching children values and principles from the story of how The Book of Mormon came to be. She will be sharing a story from her most recent book, The Gold Plates, and will identify six different principles that children can learn from this one story.
Hear how one man tried to get into a fist fight with the Prophet Joseph Smith because he didn’t want to stop printing pages illegally from The Book of Mormon. If you are looking for something your children or grandchildren can do on Sundays, you might be interested in some of Vachele’s books.
“I am a direct descendant of Martin Harris, so I have a keen interest in encouraging our youth to read The Book of Mormon. As a grandparent, I can think of no better gift. We need their heroes to become Book of Mormon and early Church heroes, instead of current celebrities. Most books on the market for gospel study of The Book of Mormon are written for adults, or they are in storybook form for very young children. Very few books are available for older elementary school-age children and young teenagers, as well as for adults. The Gold Plates fills that void. I was fascinated, due to it being so concise, and to the point, with excellent attention to historical detail.” – Kent Linford (Harris) Pickering
David R. Hocking President, BeaconLight Books, LLC.
April 10- Fri 9:00 am to 9:55 am Main Stage
Rabbinical Midrash and its use by Book of Mormon Prophets
April 10- Fri 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room 400
The Book of Mormon and the Book of Jasher – is there a connection?
The Book of Jasher as Another Witness to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr.
David and his wife Teresa are parents to 3 children and “Grammy and Grampy” to 9 grandchildren. Born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, he has a rich New England heritage. As a young Deacon, he helped clear the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, VT for camp grounds. Now living in Raleigh, NC, he enjoys being close to the “land of Lehi.” He loves gardening and is an accomplished guitarist, a talent he was able to use in the England South Mission in 1971-1973 as a member of the Family Portrait Singers, at BYU in the Young Ambassadors (1969-1970) and in several dance bands.
David received an A.S. degree in Electronics Engineering in 1971 and a B.S. in Microbiology in 1975 from BYU. He has worked for 43 years in Sales and Marketing in the Biotechnology industry. He has authored a book on hemoglobin disorders as part of the newborn screening programs utilized in State Health Laboratories. He has invented a 5-minute test to detect the various forms of Sickle Cell Disease in newborns, children and adults. The test requires no equipment and is being used in over 30 low-resource countries to help save lives.
BeaconLight Books, LLC, was formed to illuminate sacred texts. He has been reformatting scripture to help readers better understand them with increased comprehension. He is the Managing Editor of The Annotated Book of Mormon which has been created to help readers understand the everlasting gospel as explained in the text, together with what the modern prophets and apostles have taught about it. The text has been formatted so readers can identify natural conversations, poetic speech patterns, prophecies, and the words of God. The annotations include prophetic commentaries on quoted scripture and the use of colored text. These elements bear witness to the divinity of this ancient text by drawing upon Hebrew tradition—much different from the nineteenth century rural America known to Joseph Smith.
Clayton Holbrook – School of Hard Labor and Lifelong Study
Complete Presentation and demonstration of whole body vibration at the Life-Time Vibe booth #21. Discussion for maintaining health as you consider your preparations for the future. Know the numbers. Your body literally takes a beating and your health is determined in large measure by the choices you make.
Jacob Householder Financial Economics Student, Advocate of Free Markets & Conservative Politics
Thurs April 9- 2:35 to 3:40 pm Room 400
The Prophesied Healing of America
Fri April 10- 9:00 am to 9:55 Room
Understanding the Fossil Record—Evidences of a Young Earth
Sat April 11- 9:00 am to 9:55 am Room C
Liberty of the Soul: The Doctrine of Moral Legislation
Jacob Householder is a university student majoring in Financial Economics. He is an advocate of free markets and conservative politics. Jacob works for the Columbus Center for Constitutional Studies and organizes millennials to get involved in Constitutional studies and teaching programs. He is a UM enthusiast and recently spent a year helping launch the Universal Model, performing research and experiments, presenting at various UM events, and working to spread the message of “The New Millennial Science.”
Presentations with Chris Allen
Adding Life to your Years
Thurs April 9- 3:40 to 3:55 pm Main Stage
Thus April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 6:55 to 7:50 pm Room C
Colleen is a Graduate of The American Academy of Reflexology, Massage School of Santa Monica, The Utah College of Massage Therapy, & Morter Health System -Diplomate & Masters Programs.
Colleen Enjoys, providing services to her clients in both CA & Utah. Spanning a 28 yr career in this field of holistic wellness and alternative healthcare. She is currently practicing in Monterey, CA. She loves to investigate and make discoveries in areas concerning health and wellness.
First a wife, mother, & homeschooler, she enjoys serving her family, friends, and meeting the needs of her clientele, in her private, part time practice. She is an enthusiastic member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and tries to be a Truth Seeker, as much as possible. She is currently serving as a Ward Missionary, in the Monterey II Ward. Colleen is a Heartlander, and always has been! She’s also become a UMer, and is a big fan of the research and work coming forward in the Universal Model. She, along with her husband John and family, at various different times, have gone on Heartland / Cumorah Land Tours, with Rod Meldrum, Wayne May, & Rian Fisher. They also enjoyed a Maiden Voyage, Universal Model, Geo Tour, to Iceland, with Founder & Author of The Universal Model, Dean & his wife Danette Sessions and Editor of UM, Russ Barlow. Ronald Guonason, was Iceland’s very
own and BEST Universal Model, Science Teacher, and Local Tour Guide on this amazing tour. Colleen along with her twin sister, and two adult children, also just went on a tour with Bruce Porter, to the Middle East, last fall. Learning about the Gospel in Egypt, it’s connection to the Book Of Abraham, The Abrahamic Covenant, the Book of Mormon, and our Temple Endowment. She highly recommends going on all these tours! She enjoys attending all of the Firm Foundation Conferences she can and reuniting with her Truth Seeker, Heartlander, and UMer friends and family!
Colleen Discovered the BEMER last May, and purchased one for her family and private practice. It has taken her practice to a whole other level and has been life changing for some of her friends and clients. She is so excited to share it with others and be back at the Firm Foundation Conference this Spring, after a successful event last fall at the same conference. While there, she met Avraham Gileadi, and has been trying to study his books, lectures & the scriptures with the Book Of Mormon & Isaiah, in her precious spare time ever since. Discovering yet again more precious truths. When it comes to the BEMER, she is excited to share the great news and information, of what it can do for those who otherwise wouldn’t know about this amazing, gentle, yet effective, cutting edge, energetic therapy. BEMER increases blood flow by 30%. Delivering vital Oxygen and Nutrients, at the cellular
level, through the blood stream and through the blood cells, to all the other cells, tissues, organs, & body systems. It simultaneously pulls metabolic waste & toxins, including carbon dioxide and lactic acid from the cells, removing them through the body’s own intelligently designed elimination system. Allowing for an environment where the body’s own regeneration, rejuvenation, and homeostasis can take place.
Kevin Humphrey Independent brand partner with NuLife Ventures, LLC. Marketing the AVACEN. Kevin has a B.S.E.E. B.Y.U. 1976, M.B.A. B.Y.U.1978, M.A. Clinical Psychology / Marriage & Family Therapy A.P.U. 2000. He has worked in the health and wellness field for the last 20 years. His company is Repower Your Star, LLC dba Microcirculation For Life.
Optimum Health, Vitality and Youthfulness, Freedom is Being Pain Free
Fri April 10- 9:00 to 9:55 am Room C
Sat April 11- 6:55 to 7:50 pm Room C
WHAT IS AVACEN? AVACEN Medical is a 10 year old company from San Diego, CA. The AVACEN 100 has over 8 million safe treatments with no adverse effects.
AVACEN is the only FDA Cleared Class II Medical Device that is non-invasive, drug free, safe and effective for head to toe pain relief all from the palm of the hand. AVACEN is cleared as a heat therapy system for minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness; the temporary relief of joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, minor strains and sprains; muscular relaxation and the temporary increase in micro-vascular circulation.
In Canada and Europe AVACEN is also cleared for pain relief from widespread Fibromyalgia. In 2017, AVACEN was awarded the European New Product Innovation Award for pain relief from widespread Fibromyalgia. AVACEN just completed a study at the V.A. Hospital in La Jolla, CA. for pain relief from fibromyalgia, FDA pending. AVACEN has also just completed an Autism Spectrum Disorder Fever Effect pilot study at the Fielding Graduate School of Psychology in Santa Barbara.
We have thousands of doctors throughout the country using the AVACEN. Dr. Nathan Newman, a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in Beverly Hills, and innovator of the Stem Cell LiftTM has been using the AVACEN 100 for many years with over 5000 safe treatments to speed the healing process and reduce pain from the inside out. At the other end of the country we have Dr. Ian Goldbaum, DPM, a podiatric surgeon in Palm Beach, Florida who has used the AVACEN for his patients thousands of times after their surgeries to speed the healing process and using less drugs.
Our patented AVACEN Treatment Method (ATM) continues infusing heat into the circulatory system at normothermia. The result is: the body works to dissipate this unwanted infuse of heat by pumping warmed and thinned blood through deep tissue to the heat exchange capillary network throughout the body. This boosts the delivery of oxygen and nutrients in the blood stream while taking away toxins and reducing inflammation. Avacen also raises the core body temperature less than one degree Celsius, which tricks the body into thinking it has a fever, causing what is referred to as the fever effect, known to activate the immune system and taking the body into hyperthermia. The increased temperature only lasts approximately 30 minutes, however the increased microcirculation lasts for 12 hours.
The AVACEN is a total wellness and anti-aging device, helping maintain a lifestyle of optimum health, vitality and youthfulness. Many are calling this the new “Fountain of Youth” as the technology is surpassing medicine. Health is wealth.
PAIN RELIEF FROM: Arthritis, Migraines, Muscle Soreness, Sprains & Strains, etc. ACCELERATES RECOVERY: Optimal Sports Performance, Neuropathy, Improves Sleep, Reduces Poor Circulation, Reduces Lactic Acid Buildup, Overall Muscle Relaxation, Faster Recovery from Injuries, Surgeries & Medical Procedures, Prevents Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness.
ANTI-AGING: Increases Micro-Vascular Circulation, Reduces Stress, Reduces Inflammation, Boosts Oxygen & Nutrients, Flushes Toxins from the Body.
Over the last ten years AVACEN was only sold directly to medical doctors and is now available to the general public and wellness clinics. Similar to hyperbaric oxygen chambers which oxygenate the capillaries down to about 10 microns in size, the AVACEN will oxygenate the capillaries down to 4 microns in size are used in hundreds of HBOT Clinics. Freedom is Being Pain-Free!
Utahna Jessop- AHRF Trustee, Field Researcher, History Teacher, Library Administrator, Field Representative
Sat April 11- 9:00 to 9:55 am Room B
Sacred Stones of the Patriarch Adam, Noah, Abraham, Mahonri, Joseph Smith and more.
Scattered along the sparkling river of history are various stones with seemingly “magical” powers. Stones that provide direction, protection, and translation; stones that shine like the sun, heal infirmities, and even unlock the mysteries like the all-seeing eye of our Heavenly Father. Join us for a glimpse into the spiritual life of items directed by the hand of God to enliven the soul and enlighten the mind of man.
Utahna Jessop is a writer, field representative and copy editor for Ancient American Magazine, and a trustee for the Ancient Historical Research Foundation. She has a particular interest in historical archaeology and ancient inscriptions, has participated in archaeological digs and given firesides on Native American history and prophecy, ancient cultures, petroglyphs, and the Book of Mormon. Utahna loves all things ancient, reading, and the great outdoors — especially hiking and exploring with her husband Shem, their ten children, and ten grandchildren.
Dr. Patrick Jones Veterinarian, Clinical Herbalist, Author and Lecturer
Thurs April 9- 2:35 to 3:40 pm Room D
Joseph, Brigham & Herbal Medicine: Prophets’ Perspectives on Medicinal Plants
Ten Plants That Can Change Your Life: Herbal Medicines In Your Own Backyard!
Cindy Jorgensen Executive Isagenix International Health & Life Coach
Thurs April 9- 10:05 to 11:00 am Room D
Is there a Fountain of Youth?
Sat April 11 12:20 – 12:30 pm Main Stage
Sat April 11- 1:30 to 2;25 pm Room D
Reset Your Metabolism: More energy, mental clarity & longevity- Can Aging Be Reversed?
Cindy Jorgensen is health expert mentored by Dr. Bill Andrews, Telomere Nobel Prize
Winning Health Scientist.
She has appeared on ABC, CBS, locally on KSL with over 25 years of nutrition and health
consulting experience. Author of her upcoming book, focusing on the power health plays in
transforming your life. Cindy is influencing thousands to enrich their lives with health principals,
nutrition and the power of faith.
Cindy’s legacy from her great great great grandmother, Emmeline B. Wells, a founder of LDS
Hospital and herbal practitioner of her time— handed down to Cindy her quest for healing the body
naturally —now backed by science.
Cancer survivor and speaker at the Napoleon Hill “Think & Grow Rich” Conference, Cindy carries
great great great grandma “Emmy’s” legacy of health and her torch of FAITH to thrive not just
survive while drawing on the Gift of the Administering of Angels as her inspiration.
Passionate about families, particularly her husband Bryce and sons: Clayton, returned missionary
from Rome, Italy and son Spencer Cannon, currently serving in Belem, Brazil.
Cindy has a quest for truth and when she discovers and learns it, she shares it with others in an
easy to understand format—giving them hope and a simple step by step solution.
Cindy speaks from her heart….empowering the lives of many all over the globe. Cindy’s
discoveries and revelations will change your feelings about nutrition so completely that you will
feel the change in your life.
Here’s Cindy’s presentation synopsis:
“Do you Want to Turn Back the Clock of aging while overcoming health challenges?”
…Finally there’s some answers.
Nobel Prize Health Science for Telomere and DNA support reveals the simple secrets to
reversing the aging process, restoring health and vitality.
Imagine, regaining your youthful energy and appearance, stamina,
Mental clarity and confidence!.
Reducing pain and stress
Resetting your metabolism
Overcoming difficult health challenges while being
Inspired, enlightened and renewed!
Join us and discover how this revolutionary anti-aging health science could turn back your
biological clock, naturally…Because it’s time you feel whole again!
Cindy’s discoveries and revelations will change your feelings about nutrition so completely
that you will feel the change in your life.
For more information:
Delores Kahkonen Educator, Teacher, Native American Iroquois Nation
Fri April 10- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room A
An Illuminating Historical Church Account
Sat April 11- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room 400
Robert Kay MBA Hebrew Language & Culture
Robert Jacob Kay is a Jewish convert to Mormonism. Robert is an avid researcher of the Hebrew Roots of the Book of Mormon. Besides having a degree in Mathematics and an MBA he has spent many years studying the Hebrew language and culture. He was schooled in the Talmud and several esoteric disciplines of the Jewish people.
Franklin Keel Foreign Officer, Lawyer, Native American Activist, Director of the Eastern Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Video Presentation Here
Thurs April 9- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room 400
Mr. Keel was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 2018 for his “meritorious contributions to society which reflect an innate personal affinity for superior endeavor.”
In 2017, he was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was listed as one of “100 Alumni You Should Know” by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Mr. Keel was appointed in early 1997 as Eastern Regional Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Eastern Region serves 28 federally-recognized Indian tribes in locations ranging from Maine to Florida to Louisiana. He served there until his retirement from Federal Service in 2014 with the rank of Senior Executive.
Before joining the Bureau, he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Athens, Greece, and also worked at the U.S. Naval Weapons Laboratory in Dahlgren, Virginia.
In addition to a law degree, he has done graduate work in International Affairs at The George Washington University and the University of Denver. He is an attorney.
Mr. Keel is co-author with Professor David Dye of the University of Memphis of a chapter entitled “The Portrayal of Native American Violence and Warfare: Who Speaks for the Past?” which appears in the book The Ethics of Anthropology and Amerindian Research –Reporting on Environmental Degradation and Warfare. Springer Press (New York, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, and London) 2012. The chapter advocates for the accurate and unbiased presentation and depiction of Native American warfare and violence in academia and popular culture.
Mr. Keel has spoken on Federal American Indian Law and Policy at several universities, including: Syracuse University College of Law, University of Tennessee School of Law, American University, Arizona State University, and Colorado College. He has also spoken to international audiences in Russia, Turkey, Mexico, Canada, and Greece.
He and his wife Kathie have three sons and one daughter. He is Chickasaw and Choctaw.
Patricia Kent American Antiquities Researcher, Lecturer and Treasurer of Land Hill Research & Preservation Foundation
Fri April 10- 6:55 to 7:50 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Room A
“Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Jesus Christ”
Patricia Kent is a down home country girl born and raised in Malad, Idaho. Patricia’s interest in the Native American culture began early in life as she would stumble upon arrowheads and other artifacts while walking through the plowed fields of her father’s farm in Southeastern Idaho. Her study of the Book of Mormon and her love of Native American history has led her to many wonderful adventures. Patricia worked at Mesa Verde National Park for five summers as an interpretive ranger and learning all she could about the Anasazi Indians that lived there. She has worked with the Forest Service on numerous archeological digs throughout the United States. Although she is not an archeologist by degree her desire to learn has given her the knowledge and experience to understand the importance of preserving our past.
Patricia began working with Paul Taylor doing research on Land Hill about seven years ago. It is a new learning experience each time she ventures up the hill to study the petroglyphs.
For the past 6 years she has studied the solstice and equinox interactions at Land Hill, also known as Anasazi Valley near St. George, Utah. Paul and Patricia have done extensive study in archeoastronomy (the interaction of light and shadow on equinox and solstices on ancient petroglyph panels). They are American Antiquities researchers, lecturers and volunteer site researchers for the BLM.
Presentation Title: Anasazi Ridge Petroglyphs Testify of Christ
Come experience the testimony of Jesus Christ as recorded by an ancient people in stone and light on a hillside in Southern Utah. Patricia will be sharing with you her latest research on the Virgin River Anasazi, their incredible culture and the message they left for all of us.
Betty “Red Ant” LaFontaine Navajo Educator, Speaker and Teacher
Betty “Red Ant” LaFontaine is a full blooded Diné (Navajo) born of the Red Clay Bottom Clan, for the Salt Clan. Raised on the Navajo Reservation, she lived most of her youth in New Mexico in the traditional ways of the Diné. Betty is the middle child of eleven children, most of whom continue to live on the Reservation. Her father is Charlie (Man in the White Meadow) White, and her mother is Helen Yazzie White. Her ties to her family and homeland remain strong. Her family was taught by missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and in about 1967 her mother was baptized by LeGrande Richards. Her mother later took out her endowments in the Mesa Arizona Temple. Helen served as a Relief Society President in her hometown of Crownpoint, New Mexico, and has always been very sensitive to the Spirit, despite her lack of a formal education. Betty did the Temple work for her father Charlie, after he passed away.
At age five, Betty began her formal education. While attending school she was taught English as a second language. She was not permitted to speak her native tongue during the school day. Betty’s mother Helen chose to have Betty attend the LDS Indian Student Placement Program, giving her access to a better education and an introduction to the modern world. During her seven years in the program, Betty met her husband of 38 years, Mike LaFontaine originally from Florida, and is of Chippewa heritage. Mike’s parents are Melvin J. and Dellene M. Peterson LaFontaine. Mike and Betty were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1982 and they currently live in Orange Park, Florida where they have been for 25 years, spending time with their beautiful 5 children and 18 grandchildren.
As a modern urban Indian, Betty’s passion is to educate others about the realities of reservation life, and the history and culture of her people. Betty loves helping others become outstanding members of their communities, and especially loves strengthening her brothers and sisters in the LDS Church. As an Indian educator, Betty makes presentations about her native culture, life-ways, heritage to school assemblies, clubs, groups, organizations, and business employees. Betty has served in Relief Society, Young Women, and as a teacher in Sunday School, and Primary. She is from the tribe of Manasseh. Her testimony of the veracity of the Book of Mormon has engendered in her an interest in recent archaeological and DNA evidences and the ties she has to her heritage and native culture. Her Native American brothers and sisters are a chosen yet scattered people and her passion is to bring them home to the Savior where they may lead in building the New Jerusalem.
Tamara Laing MRET Author, Master Rapid Eye Technician
Fri April 10- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room D
Women, Priesthood Power and Generational Clearing
Tamara Laing, MRET Author, Master Rapid Eye Technician
Tamara Laing is the author of two books bridging scripture and quotes by church authorities with principles used in Energy Medicine. Her first book, Healing Arts – A Gift from God (LDS Insight on the Light of Christ & Energy Medicine) is hailed by a medical doctor as “a treasure trove of healing” with “major groundbreaking insights into the whole field of energy medicine.” Tamara is a Master Rapid Eye Technician and gifted facilitator certified in several modalities. She credits God with leading her to Energy Healing to help a daughter with bipolar and, later on, a son with Lyme Disease.
Tamara’s second book is more hands-on: An LDS Approach to Energy Healing (Deep Emotion Release & Generational Clearing) which teaches how to SEE generational issues clearing in the eyes. She is passionate about healing principles of light (and light versus darkness) in the gospel of Jesus Christ and knows He is the source of all healing.
Tamara is a wife and mother of 5 children and 7 little grandchildren. She loves to read nonfiction. She enjoys being a facilitator to help people make peace with their past, release unresolved emotions, clear generational patterns and bring light to dark places. She empowers others to do the same by teaching HOW to raise one’s consciousness level to forgiveness, gratitude and praise in all things. Her books and CDs are available at https://TamarasBook.blogspot.com or Amazon.
Guy Laing Author, MBA Marketing
Sat April 11- 9:00 am to 9:55 Room D
Personal Revelation & You – The Light of Christ, Holy Ghost & Angels
Guy Laing is the author of two new books: The Tender Mercies of Personal Revelation and Ministering Angels sold on Amazon.
Guy graduated from BYU with an MBA in Marketing. He worked for 50 years in sales, marketing, and retail (beginning early in his father’s Photography Studio.) Guy earned top salesman awards nationally from several companies. He has served three missions: to Sweden, a Family History mission, and a service mission to the Historic Cody Mural and Museum. He still speaks fluent Swedish. Guy served as a Boy Scout Leader for over 35 years and received a national award. He has served in two Bishoprics, a Branch Presidency, and many stake leadership callings. Spiritual gifts that have blessed his life are: the love of children and babies, hearing the voice of the Lord, and discernment. He loves to tell stories!
Guy has been married to Tamara Averett Laing for 40 years. Five children and seven grandchildren bless his life. Family, games, babies, temples, volleyball, vacations, and the Restored Gospel are his interests. He moved to Utah from Cody, WY and currently resides in Roy, UT.
Personal Revelation & You – The Light of Christ, Holy Ghost & Angels
Personal revelation, when followed, bountifully blesses lives. Class will be filled with uplifting stories on lightening our own loads as well as other’s when ministering to one another. Miracles are happening in our day!
Learn how the Light of Christ, the Holy Ghost, and Ministering Angels work synergistically to bless lives. Discover how amazing these eternal gifts are – they offer many sources of revelation for our sojourn on earth. Enjoy stories and examples of how the Godhead enhances and blesses us as we anchor our lives to the Savior while traversing the covenant path back to them. Revelation is vitally important in our own life, our family’s lives, our callings, our jobs, and other responsibilities.
Ernest Lehenbauer Entrepreneur, Photo-journalist, and Author of The Seal of Melchizedek
The Seal of Melchizedek: History, Meanings, and Mysteries
Ernest has 3 certificates of graduation from the Utah State University Institute of Religion, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from USU. While in school Ernest started several businesses, including one of the original Mobile Mechanic services in Utah.
After moving to San Diego, he went on to become a Field Service Representative and certified Instructor/Mechanic for the largest MRAP armored-vehicle company in the Middle East, living and working in countries such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Iraq for most of the next 10 years. Simultaneously, Ernest blogged as a photo-journalist, sharing views of the Iraq War from an LDS contractor’s perspective. While living in San Diego, Ernest attended a fireside by an architect of the San Diego Temple on the symbol known as the Seal of Melchizedek. After noticing the ancient symbol in almost every country he visited, he started gathering history and research on the symbol. Now Ernest runs Seal of Melchizedek.com, and with his wife Peggy founded Seal of Melchizedek™ Jewelry & Art to celebrate and share the powerful messages of inspirational symbolism. Ernest has released his new book, Seal of Melchizedek: The Modern Rebirth of an Ancient Symbol.
Dale Lewis President Fortress Clothing
“Cold Weather Survival: Made EASY”
Thurs April 9- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Room C
Fri April 10- 3:40 pm to 3:55 Main Stage
Fri April 10- 4:00 pm to 4:55 Room C
Sat April 11- 6:55 pm to 7:50 Room 400
Business Experience: Manufacturers Rep within the Grocery Channel, Nabisco, Frito-Lay. Founded WRLD Alliance, a telecommunications enterprise in 1997 and exited that business in 2007.
Dale has a passion for preparedness, he enjoys ranching (150 head of Black Angus cattle) gardening, and enjoys a honeybee hobby. Married for 30 Years to Karen Lewis, they are the parents of 8 children and several grandchildren.
Fortress is happy to offer THE solution to cold: FORTRESS- cold weather clothing, your “Heat Storage” solution. Renewable /Free Heat
Title: Preparing for the Cold… Tapping into your FREE / RENEWABLE Heat Source. Comfort in the Cold, Enjoy the Cold like a Polar Bear!!
Summary: Being Self Reliant isn’t just food and water! Come and learn How to Prepare for the Cold, Discover the FREE/RENEWABLE Heat Source that is untapped! Come and procure knowledge regarding “How to be COMFORTABLE in the Cold”
Thurs April 9- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Main Stage
Book of Mormon North America; Archaeology 101
Fri April 10- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Main Stage
Mapping Zarahemla using Archaeology Sites.
Sat April 11- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Main Stage
Tracking the Jaredites to the Promised Land
Wayne N. May was born and raised in Wisconsin. He is a 49 year convert to the LDS Church and has served in four Branch Presidencies, three Elder Quorum Presidencies, Seminary Instructor, Gospel Doctrine Instructor, Veil worker at the Oakdale Minnesota Temple, and currently is serving as Gospel Doctrine Teacher of the Menomonie Wisconsin Branch, Oakdale, Minnesota Stake. His wife Kristine is active with Wayne in the archaeological discoveries of the Midwest. Together they publish the quarterly magazine Ancient American which has been in continuous print for 27 years and covers the pre-Columbian Americas. Wayne and Kristine are the parents of seven children, and grandparents to twenty two.
Wayne is author of five books on the subject of Book of Mormon Archaeology in North America. They are titled; This Land: Zarahemla and the Nephite Nation; This Land: Only One Cumorah; This Land: They Came from the EAST; book four is This Land: America 2,000 B.C. to 500 A.D and book five is This Land: Willard’s Cumorah Land. Wayne gives firesides to members and non-members alike, wherever he is invited to present. He has been presenting information on the topic of North America’s archaeological data from New York to California since 1994 which demonstrates how it applies to the Book of Mormon timeline and diffusion in the Western Hemisphere.
Thurs April 9- 9:00 to 9:55 pm Main Stage
Heartland Happenings of 2019 and 2020
Fri April 10- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Main Stage
The New Book of Mormon Evidence “Come Follow Me” project
Sat April 11- 5:00 pm to 5:55 Main Stage
Official Launch of Book of Mormon Evidence Streaming!
Rodney L. Meldrum is a researcher, author, and national lecturer on the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, with an emphasis on the scriptural and physical evidences recently discovered indicating North America as the most likely location where its epic history played out.
He served for seven years as senior scientific researcher on a natural sciences book, was President and CEO of High Country Gourmet, Inc., Orem, Utah, and more recently was Director of Business Development for Interact Medical, a leading LMS (Learning Management System) developer for surgeons and patients in the medical device industry.
He and his wife, Tonya, are the parents of four children. He is a fifth-generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, served a mission in Milan, Italy, and has served faithfully in many church leadership callings, most recently Young Men’s President, High Priest Group Instructor, and currently Sunday School President of his Provo, Utah, Ward.
William P. Midgley Author, Speaker
LeRoy R. Maughan BA Communications, Speaker
The North America Model for the Book of Mormon, From Jerusalem to Cumorah: A detailed, geographic history of the Book of Mormon.
Fri April 10- 11:10 am to 12:05 pm room C
Sat April 11- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm room D
William P. Midgley, the author, presents a fascinating work based on a systematic review of all Book of Mormon scriptures related to movements, directions, descriptions, and relationships; relying on emerging technologies that allow meaningful scrutiny of earth geography not only from above but at ground level.
1. Follow the fact-filled journey of William Midgley as he unraveled the detailed geographic
history of the Book of Mormon.
2. From the starting point to the ending point, Midgely’s journey is based on the proven
a. the translated text of the Book of Mormon is incredibly accurate regarding geography;
b. certain clues are to be understood and applied in a very practical way;
c. present day archaeological evidence and recent scientific findings are significant regarding the unique geographic features described and documented in 1830.
3. Midgely’s genesis of the North America Model goes back 30 years;
a. His keen interest in identifying the actual locations of Book of Mormon events intensified;
b. His was Intrigued (25 years ago) by the comments of a former LDS Church member who’s
loss of faith was based on NO evidence of a River called Laman, near the Red Sea.
c. After seven years of searching, Midgley found evidence of the river and much more. That search and find was the catalyst to discovering the real geographic history of the Book of Mormon – which Midgely simply titled “The North America Model”.
4. The “wise purpose” engraved in the plates was unknown to Nephi; but Joseph Smith’s
translation as 1 Nephi 9:3-6 is the Lord’s commandment to Nephi to engrave on the “other
plates” the “account of the reign of the kings, and the wars and contentions of my people”.
a. That “wise purpose” was more than a narrative filler or
b. was more than a required replacement for the lost 116 pages.
c. It was to provide precise physical clues affirming the spiritual witness of the Holy Ghost
of the stated purpose of the Book of Mormon: “Another Testament of Jesus Christ” and
d. Joseph Smith’s calling was authentic from heaven, true and that
e. he was indeed the inspired translator of the Book of Mormon – which was to be the “keystone on our religion” and of vital importance to the restoring of the gospel in these the latter days.
William Peter Midgley
While Midgley is a lifelong member of the Church descended from 1850’s Utah pioneer heritage, Midgley was born during the Depression and lived most of his life in and around Jackson County, Missouri, “the center place of Zion” (D&C 57:3). He moved to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2005 from where he wrote The North America Model for the Book of Mormon in 2013-2020 with academic oversight provided by Midgley’s brother-in-law, Dr. Ronald W. Walker, BYU History Professor, Past President of the Mormon History Association, and respected author of several books on LDS history.
Midgley graduated from the University of Michigan, School of Architecture, in 1960 with a B. Arch; and he spent the next 50 years in the practice of architecture – 47 years as a registered architect and 38 years as founding principal of his own firms, the most recent being the 60+/- person firm, HMN Architects, Inc (Hansen Midgley Niemackl), with headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas. In addition to programming and designing complex educational, commercial and industrial projects for major regional and national clients and for local and state education clients at all levels, Midgley provided design services for a wide variety of religious clientele, including Catholic, Jewish, Baptist, Methodist, and Lutheran, as well as over 26 years on projects for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the Midwest.
The organizational and spatially attuned skills required for providing architectural services related to finding physical order for theoretically complex programs are the skills that Midgley brings to this work on geographic order found in The North America Model.
Midgley has served in almost every local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints calling including as Bishop, Bishop’s Counselor, Stake Mission President, Stake Executive Secretary, several High Councils, teaching all four years of Gospel Doctrine class in Sunday School and many other ward and stake auxilary and priesthood leadership positions.
LeRoy R. Maughan
1. Graduate of Brigham Young University, BA Communication Speech and Public Address.
2. Employed by the LDS Church Education System as a full- time, Senior-High School seminary teacher at Pleasant Grove, Utah and Orem, Utah.
3. Employed at Brigham Young University as Admissions Counselor and Director of Student Information Services for the Division of Admissions and Records.
4. Fulfilled CES responsibilities as Campus Area Coordinator, advising, coordinating enrollment process campaigns, delivering lectures, and speaking at on-campus events throughout Utah, Idahoand California.
5. Employee Recognition Sales Promotion Manager for CTI, a start-up computer company from BYU’s
Department of Computer Science. (CTI was the forerunner of Dynix Library Automation Services)
6. Co-founder, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, LePic Systems, an innovative and disruptive turnkey
technology of software and hardware components providing Point-of-Sale transactions, parts
management; inventory control (including forecasting, automatic reorder reports), employee
management, customer tracking, and accounting processes; served clients in five states.
7. Co-Founder and CEO of InfoQuest Technologies. My team of computer scientists and programming
engineers pioneered a breakthrough search technology that allowed us to create two astounding (pre-
Google) information-retrieval products. The first was called “Books On-Line” and the 2nd “BibleQuest”
(the KJV Bible). Both products were on the leading edge of the knowledge-worker revolution.
8. Senior Consultant, Leadership Facilitator and Keynote Speaker with The Covey Leadership Company
and the FranklinCovey Company. Worked personally with Stephen R. Covey and his national and
international teams teaching a variety of content based Covey’s best-selling books which pivoted on
“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Consulted, taught and delivered speeches in nearly every
major city in the USA for numerous Fortune 500 corporations, US Government Agencies and three
branches of the US Military. Also worked with international business organizations in 7 other nations.
(Australia Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland)
9. Senior Consultant with Partners-In-Leadership based in Temecula, CA. Facilitated many interventions
around the topics of personal and cultural accountability based on the best-selling books: “The Oz
Principle” and “Journey to the Emerald City”. Both books co-authored by Roger Connors and Tom Smith.
10. Senior Consultant for The Global Speed of Trust Practice founded by Stephen M.R. Covey. Worked as
“The Speed of Trust” course facilitator, keynote speaker and consultant for health-care administrators,
surgeons, doctors, nurses and staff at more than 50 VA Medical Centers for the US. Department of
11. Founder, CEO of WEALworks; writing, consulting, speaking and training on his own content: “Executing Brand PLANS”; guiding individuals and companies to High-Impact Communication; Mutually Useful and Interdependent Performance; Meaningful-Collaborative Productivity; Personal and Professional Well-Being, Purposeful Prosperity, and Holistic Happiness.
12. CMO, THE NORTH AMERICA MODEL FOR THE BOOK OF MORMON; working with author William
Jeff Midgley Emergency Medical Expert, Owner of TNT First-Aid Inc.
Thurs April 9- 12:15 to 12:30 pm Main Stage
Preparing your Family for medical emergencies
Thurs April 9- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Room C
Preparing your Family for medical emergencies
Fr i April 10- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room C
CPR training for families
Sat April 11- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room B
Preparing your Family for medical emergencies
Jeff Midgley has over 24 years in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services. He has worked in Hospital Emergency rooms, ambulance, motorsports safety and Fire Department. Jeff is an American Heart Association Training Center faculty member and instructor for basic life support. Jeff is one of 8 national SFI incident response instructors. He has had training articles published on spinal immobilization in the field and head trauma in the field. Jeff teaches all aspects of emergency medical preparedness including Mass Casualty disaster training and triage. He has also served as a city wide emergency preparedness coordinator. He loves teaching and helping families and businesses prepare for when disaster strikes.
Jeff is Also the creator of the new Virtual Medic App. At a cost of only $2.95 you can have our app cached on your phone with realistic injuries and videos walking you through the treatment process step by step, giving you the confidence you need to properly care for the sick and injured. Jeff has also developed a new 40 hour survival medicine training course open to all skill levels and catering to those individuals that want to be able to do more in an emergency situation and be able to save lives of the ones they love.
Amberli Nelson BS Sociology, MA, Ancient Sacred Jewish Symbology Expert
New! Ancient Mysteries in the Heartland.
Sat April 11- 2:35 pm to 3:30 pm Main Stage
Part 1: The Mysterious Power of the Plates
Sat April 11- 4:00 pm to 4:55 pm Room 400
Part 2: The Curse of Helaman
Amberli Gustin Nelson received a B.S. in Sociology from Brigham Young University (’94) and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Athletic Administration from CUI (2014). A busy wife and mother of seven, Amberli has a deep and abiding love of truth, knowledge and greater understanding and therefore she thoroughly enjoys reading about and researching subjects she is most passionate about which include: sacred symbology, The Book of Mormon, early LDS church history, and Jewish religious customs, beliefs and traditions. She has become an expert on ancient Jewish practices, especially those involving the Laws of Moses. She delights in sharing this knowledge with others and does so with energy and enthusiasm. Amberli has discovered compelling new evidence that the ancient Hopewell Mound Builders may have been living the laws of Moses based on archaeological findings of the essential materials required for obedience to those laws. Her incredibly powerful new presentation was a tremendous hit at our Spring 2012 National Conference and she has some incredible new information to share. Her presentation was titled – Connections Between Jewish Family, Cultural and Religious Practices and Those of the Ancient Hopewell Civilization. Amberli has a life-long passion for researching ancient scriptures, customs and symbols – especially in connection with the Law of Moses. She delights in traveling, learning and in sharing her knowledge with others and does so with great enthusiasm and passion. Amberli and her family reside in Salem, Utah.
Purchase Jonathan’s newest book called, “A Man that Can Translate: Joseph Smith and the Nephite Interpreters”. “Joseph Smith, Jr., and his principle scribe, Oliver Cowdery, claimed that Joseph translated the golden plates with an instrument the Nephites called “interpreters.” Joseph and Oliver called them Urim and Thummim. Some of their contemporaries claimed instead that Joseph merely dictated words that appeared on a seer stone he placed in a hat. The dual narratives were well known in 1834. In response, Joseph and Oliver formally reaffirmed that Joseph used the Urim and Thummim. They reiterated that position for the rest of their lives.In recent years, historians have revived the seer stone narrative. Which version is correct? Urim and Thummim or seer stone? Can they both be correct, or is it an either/or situation? Some historians have reconciled the discrepancies by simply redefining the term “Urim and Thummim” to mean both the Nephite interpreters and the seer stones, but that revisionist approach contradicts the plain historical usage. This book explores the historical evidence and proposes a solution that vindicates the testimonies of Joseph and Oliver while also accepting the statements of the observers as to what they saw. Except what they actually saw was not what they thought they saw.”
Jonathan Neville is a lawyer, businessman, educator and author who has written over forty books, including both nonfiction and fiction. He has studied Church history and the Book of Mormon for decades, but didn’t begin publishing in the field until 2015. As of July 2017, he has published ten books on these topics. He also writes for several blogs, including lettervii.com, and moronisamerica.com.
Brother Neville approaches these issues like the criminal prosecutor he once was. He pursues the evidence wherever it leads and doesn’t simply “assume” anything or take anyone’s word at face value. When it comes to Church history, he follows the adage: “trust, but verify.” That process of verifying has led to some important new discoveries that he finds to be faith-affirming and corroborate what Joseph Smith said and what the Book of Mormon teaches.
For the last twenty-five years, Jonathan has lived in Utah, but he has lived in Europe for 8 years, in the Philippines, in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington, Tennessee, and Illinois. He has visited over 60 countries on every continent—including a Chilean base in Antarctica. He travels frequently with his wife Beverly, a PhD and Division Director for the Salt Lake County Health Department who is also a college professor and author, a popular speaker at BYU Education Week, and the author of an article in the Ensign in 2015. They have eight children, seven grandchildren, and no pets.
Tim Ballard, author of the Lincoln Hypothesis among other books, says Brother Neville’s book titled Moroni’s America is “a definite game changer… finally a complete, honest, and faithful look at Book of Mormon geography that deals with all the tough questions.”
Brother Neville’s book, Whatever Happened to the Golden Plates?, explains how Joseph Smith actually translated two separate sets of plates—only one of which came from Moroni’s box in the Hill Cumorah. This new understanding of Church history helps explain details that have puzzled historians for decades.
Brother Neville has spoken at firesides and conferences throughout the United States and in Europe.
Vince Newmeyer Electrical Engineer, Scientific Researcher
Sat April 11- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room 400
Scripture records a number of events in which marvelous and great manifestation of God’s power were displayed – these were miracles performed before the eyes of the people of the day. We read in the Old Testament that the Children of Israel were led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. One might ask where do we see the miracles in our day – where is “Our Pillar of Fire?” Though we are taught and understand that we should not seek signs, and that we are to live by faith, yet people throughout history have been supported and had their faith confirmed or enhanced by the miracles that they had observed. We even have instances where miracles or visions have changed the course of some lives as in the examples of Paul the Apostle, Alma the Younger and his friends. In this presentation you will be introduced to evidence that displays the hand of God so powerfully, is so prevalent and continually displayed all around us, so much so that we have become blind to them, and yet inexplicable by an appeal to material causes, that when we consider them, one must agree “Our Pillars of Fire” are far more powerful than what accompanied Israel in the desert.
Vincent Newmeyer was a curious child from the start, and has been a science buff his entire life. He attended BYU to study Engineering. Vince ran his own computer consulting company, has designed and built solar power installations and engaged in electronic technical work.
Vince took an intense interest in evolutionary thought and the challenges to it in 1998 and has studied it deeply since that time. As a result of his research and the disconnect with the facts as he saw them he started “The Catalyst Group” to bring to light the science that has been ignored and all too often swept under the rug. Vince sat on the parent review committee and voiced his opposition to the 6-8 grade standards which were unfortunately adopted by our State Board of Education. He also sat on the K-5 & 9-12 standards review committee and is now leading the opposition to the materialist dogma they push
Vince started the ScienceFreedom.org website to help that effort as it relates to public schools, and the ScienceElevated.com website and YouTube Channels “LDS Science Elevated” and “Science Elevated” to help parents with children in the home, home schools, private schools, and for others curious about this topic.
As an amateur geologist and science buff, he has done extensive reading and researching on topics in Geology, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Earth Sciences.
Oak Norton Founder Scripture Notes Ap
Thurs April 9- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 3:40 pm to 3:55 pm Main Stage
Sat April 11- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room B
If/Then Logic of the Book of Mormon
In programming, “if” statements are instructions that test if a condition is true and then take a specified action. You could call these the laws by which that program is governed.
In the Book of Mormon, there are 545 verses that contain the word if. Some of these contain multiple if statements outlining the conditions that must be satisfied to bring about a certain outcome.
The scriptures inform us that all blessings are predicated upon a law and when we obey that law, we may obtain the blessing (D&C 130:20-21). In other words, IF we live the law, THEN we obtain the blessing.
In this presentation I will present an analysis of scriptural logic from the Book of Mormon and what it promises us.
Oak Norton is the creator of ScriptureNotes.com, a revolutionary new interface for studying the scriptures. The web app gives you powerful flexibility over how you study the scriptures and take notes. Over 20 years in the making, this application will change the way you study the scriptures.
Oak has served in various callings of the church but his favorite was teaching gospel doctrine and Sunday school to youth as teaching makes you dig deeper into the scriptures. Oak and his wife live in Utah and have 5 children. He enjoys listening to Audible books, playing soccer, disc golf, and studying the scriptures.
Is your scripture study frustrated by a lack of powerful search options? No meaningful way to link notes to verses and find them again? Can’t see your notes while reading the scriptures? Poor navigation interface? No good way to save collections of verses and comment on them?
Re-imagining things is powerful. What could something be if you removed the constraints that limit our thinking about “how it’s always been”?
Fifteen years ago I transformed my scripture study by creating my own digital tool to study the scriptures with. Now I’m releasing a public version of the software and in this demonstration, I’ll show you how Scripture Notes is the most powerful scripture study journaling program ever created and it’s just getting started. Now you can learn in ways that weren’t possible before using a program that works the way your brain works, visually.
Scripture Notes makes it possible to search the scriptures in-depth and then save your thoughts and revelation, mission notes, create personalized collections of verses with master notes, add quotes, and easily retrieve everything with powerful search features.
Scripture Notes will fundamentally change the way you study and allow you to develop a deeper and richer understanding of the scriptures. Once you try Scripture Notes you’ll never be satisfied with another scripture study tool.
Pamela Romney Openshaw Author of Promises of the Constitution Website: promisesoftheconstitution.com
Thurs April 9- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room C
Fri April 10- 6:55 pm to 7:50 Room C
Sat April 22- 11:10 to 12:00 am Room C
Does modern America’s government copy the ancient cultures of Israel and the Nephites? They fell. Will we do the same?
Pamela Romney Openshaw found her passion for the Constitution and yearning for the politics of good, moral government while serving as an elected delegate from Nebraska to President Carter’s 1980 White House Conference on Families. She saw how political forces can distort procedures and policies so that they appear to represent the will of the American people, but it became obvious that powerful forces for both good and evil operate in the hearts of those who lead.
Her love of country, family, and life itself led her to begin speaking publicly for the Right to Life movement and into a private study of the morality of public policy. This fascinating journey left her concerned, yet hopeful, for the future of our country. She remains optimistic about the strength, integrity and willingness to act with her fellow Americans in the conservative Christian cause.
A college degree in education opened the door to teaching: in elementary school, high school, and public school special education. Those endeavors have been shelved as she currently invests her efforts in teaching about our inspired, dynamic and currently embattled United States Constitution. Her greatest love, other than God, family, and country, is teaching—and she loves teaching the truth
Dr. Craig J. Ostler Professor of Church History and Doctrine and Brigham Young University.
Thurs April 9- 8:00 to 9:00 pm Main Stage
“Book of Mormon Translation Instrument Descriptions: Interpreters, Urim & Thummim, and Seer Stones”
What do the primary sources say about the translation instruments?
What names were given to the translation instruments?
When did the descriptions of the translation instruments change?
How did the Prophet Joseph Smith adapt names of the translation instruments in publishing revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants and the History of the Church?
Where are we today in our understanding of the Book of Mormon translation instruments?
Dr. Ostler is a Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University. Many years ago he served in the Bogotá, Colombia mission, and married his sweetheart soon after returning home. He and his wife, Sandy, have 7 children, 21 grandchildren, and counting. He has served in mostly teaching capacities in his Church callings, but also as a bishop and on three Stake High Councils. He was a committee member for the Church curriculum that has grown to become the “Come Follow Me.” material. Previous to teaching at BYU he taught in the Church Education System and is completing his 43rd year in education. He has published extensively on the history and revelations of the Restoration, and is an author of more than forty articles and books, as well as produced over 75 videos on Church history sites. He and his family lived in Jerusalem while he was a faculty member at the BYU Center for Near Eastern Studies in 1998 and again in 2008. He has directed many Travel Study programs throughout the United States to American Heritage and Church History sites, as well as Israel, Egypt, and Jordan
Winning Record on the Field
Fri April 10, Main Stage 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm
“You learn more than just character when you lose,” Burgess says about his twelve successive seasons of crushing disappointment. “You dig deep to find your motivation. You understand loyalty to teammates and dedication to a shared objectives, even when the wheels are coming off. You learn to be in the moment. Giving your best, regardless of the what’s happening around you. Words mean nothing. Attitude and action are everything.”
Burgess speaks passionately about the power of what he calls “patient persistence,” coming to success by the countless successes already achieved even when the scoreboard suggests otherwise.
Following college, Burgess was the 13th player drafted in the 1st round by the NY Jets. He was selected that year as the Jets’ Rookie of the Year and to the NFL’s All-Rookie team. After being traded to the Oakland Raiders, Burgess lead the Raiders defensive squad in tackles on their way to the 1980 Super Bowl Championship.
Since retiring from the NFL, Burgess has devoted his time to mentoring and improving the lives of our next generation of leaders. He founded Second Chance 4 Youth; a Utah based non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled an incarcerated youth. Burgess is an outspoken advocate for conservative values and intends to return Utah’s 4th Congressional District back to Republicans.
W. Dennis Parker Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Board Approved: InstructorW. Dennis Parker CHT – Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist – Board Approved: Instructor, Examiner, and School Operator – Owns and Operates a Utah State Approved Postsecondary Proprietary School of Hypnotherapy, registered and bonded with the Department of Commerce, Author, Father of 11 Children and Grandfather to 40 Grandchildren. He understands families and current needs.
PRESENTATION ONE – Fri April 10 – 10:05 am to 11:00 Room D
Learn How to Turn Anger Down and Off and Turn Love Up
Dennis’ latest book
This presentation will teach you how to resist evil spirit entities and their attachments to us or possessions of us, and how to free yourself and others. You will learn information such as a person has had to use their agency and choice to accept the temptations and act out on them, which has allowed for these attachments, and now they must use their agency and discernment to release themselves from these satanic forces. We will teach you what needs to be done and how to do it. Knowledge is power in these things.
¶ My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee…. Hosea 4: 6
“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18
….‘and Satan shall have power over the hearts of the children of men no more’…. 2 Nephi 30:18
Over the past years, Dennis has assisted hundreds of young people to be free of emotional issues, pornography, self-abuse, and other behavioral problems to qualify for their Temple Recommends and Mission call. He works with ecclesiastical leaders to assist many others, singles, and married couples, to work through these same issues and more. He assists those in an identity crisis of belief to find the truths they are looking for to be happy, whole, and healthy. He understands families as he and his wife Susie have 11 children and 42 grandchildren. They just had their 47th anniversary. He is all about helping families overcome the negative satanic outside influences of this life and be free and live happily.
Dennis explains that he has been given an understanding of how the imagination works and how it can turn up inappropriate emotional arousal. The imagination is a control point over the emotions. He will explain all of this in these two sessions. You will come to understand the new behavioral model which is more thorough than the normally accepted behavioral model. You will leave the classes feeling better and enjoy more emotional control, learning to be happier.
Dennis has worked in a number of health and mental health clinics as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist for many years before starting his own therapy clinic, ‘Positive Mind Management Services, in Farr West Utah’. This has given him vast experience in working with clients in real clinical settings. This real-world experience is what he gives to his students in the training and protocols he has developed at Certified Hypnotherapy Training School, CHTS. He promises students that they will receive the best Clinical Hypnotherapist training available anywhere, and be prepared to work in a variety of specialties with clients. He makes it all about hypnotherapist competency, to see that the public gets the benefits they are seeking through hypnotherapy from his graduates! He has trained many registered nurses, massage therapists, executives, managers, supervisors, and many others who just want to have the skills and tools to affect behavioral modification and help their family and friends. Many graduates set up their own full-time or part-time hypnotherapy businesses. He is a Key Note speaker and does Corporate Seminar and Workshop Training for executives, managers, and supervisors on Overcoming Stress and Anxieties in the WorkForce improving employee productivity. Getting more productivity out of the current workforce is the best operational practice and this is a favorite training for the companies who have utilized this workshop already.
Farrell & Rhonda Pickering Jewish Culture and Astronomical Signs Experts
Isaiah Illustrated- Rhonda Pickering
Fri April 10- 9:00 to 9:55 am Room B
Finally, Isaiah is unsealed in our day! Isaiah Illustrated is to ISAIAH what the Annotated Book of Mormon is to Book of Mormon GEOGRAPHY! Come and see the poetry, the literary structures, the illustrations and the charts that will revolutionize your study of Isaiah. This class introduces a 650-page full-color, verse-by-verse, study guide based on the landmark research of Dr. Avraham Gileadi and presents tools that will unlock hidden layers in scripture.
Thurs April 9- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Room B
At the sound of a trump long and loud—as on Mount Sinai—Michael returns to open the way for the mission of the 144,000 and a count-down begins for the Return of the King. But what else happens when Michael stands? This council is the turning-point of the Redemption of Zion and the restoration of all things—including the return of Israel to the lands of her inheritance both here in America and in the Holy Land. Both the destruction of Babylon and the deliverance of Zion, what the Christians often refer to as the “rapture” is actually the beginning of the grand wheat-harvest resurrection.
Resurrection Appointments—The Fall Feasts of Israel and the 2nd Coming of Christ- Farrell & Rhonda Pickering
Sat April 11- 10:05 to 11:00 am Room B
Many people know that the Spring Feasts of Israel (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits) were fulfilled in magnificent detail at the first coming of Christ. Some also understand that the Fall Feasts (Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles) are appointments set long ago with Israel and Christ for His second coming. But do you know what the prophecies in the Fall Feasts are? Will you recognize the signs of the times?
There is a story of the peoples of Israel that is woven into the background of all history and all prophecy. The sons and daughters of Lehi are just one of the branches in an epic tale whose scope is not just a country, not even the nations, but in prophetic events that will envelop the whole world. It is written in the stars. It is rehearsed in the ancient Feasts of Israel. It is encoded throughout the scriptures. Ether, Isaiah, Nephi, Mormon, and Moroni saw it—and so did Joseph Smith. Jesus initiated stage two in AD 33, and stage three is on the prophetic horizon. Do we understand how the vision of the fulfillment of covenantal promises made to Lehi and to all of the fathers of Israel unfolds? Do we know the backstory of the branches of the house of Israel well enough to fulfill Ephraim’s part?
A simple conversation… a multi-layered prophecy that would revolutionize the teachings and the missions of the early apostles… Here, Jesus would establish the beginning of a new era of time—and embed within their exchange of words, a code that details precisely when that era will be fulfilled. The mystery of the end times as revealed to a Samaritan woman could unravel what you thought you knew about the end of the time of the Gentiles and the beginning of stage three!
Farrell Pickering attended SUSC in the field of Engineering and excels in spacial skills and the logic of building. He has combined a love of the scriptures, numbers, and science to explore fascinating relationships about the treasures left for us in the heavens, in the earth, and in God’s Word.
Rhonda Pickering has taught seminary and administrated private schools for the past 30 years and is a passionate student of Isaiah, the ancient Feasts of Israel, and Biblical Astronomy.
Through our studies, we have developed a profound love and appreciation for the perfection of God’s Plan of Exaltation—past, present, and future. Many of these findings are profoundly intertwined in types and shadows in the Book of Mormon. It is our passion to share our on-going discoveries with others and to shine the light of hope for future generations. Come join us in the journey!
Kent (Harris) Linford Pickering Direct Descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris
“Martin Harris, Witness of a Marvelous Work.”
Fri April 10- 2:35 to 3:30 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 9:00 to 9:55 am Room A
Kent (Harris) Linford Pickering, Direct Descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris and Martin and Caroline Young Harris. (Harris is actually not in my legal name, but I added it to show my family connection) I am standing next to a display of Martin Harris’s cane in this photo.
Kent Pickering is a direct descendant of Martin and Lucy Harris and also a descendant of Martin and Caroline Young Harris through a family intermarriage. He descends from Martin through his birth mother. The first descendants of Lucy Harris to join the Church come through his great grandfather, Alma Martin Harris, the grandson of Martin and Lucy Harris, who married Ida May Harris, the youngest daughter of Martin Harris and Caroline Young Harris.
Though not a recognized scholar with the usual accompanying university degrees, he has studied the life of Martin Harris extensively. He uses an innovative approach, similar to that of his good friend historian Don Bradley, who authored the exciting new volume titled “The Lost 116 Pages, Reconstructing the Book of Mormon’s Missing Stories.” This research style is one of not merely being a chronologist, but one of trying to understand what interactions likely took place between and to members of Martin Harris’s family which led to known historical events. Like in his first presentation, as a member of Martin’s progeny, he gives his analysis and perceptions of some of the stories and accounts of Martin Harris’s family relationships with Lucy Harris Harris, Caroline Young Harris, and the Prophet Joseph Smith that have never been told in a public setting before.
He has attended several Firm Foundation Conferences in the past, and noticed that little information was given on Martin Harris’s life. He volunteered to try and fill that void after talking with Rod Meldrum and Rian Nelson. He gave his first presentation last April.
Kent is an avid Family Search indexer who learned the value of digitized records, and new information has recently been digitized and made available which gives new insight into the life of Martin Harris.
He will be presenting the second installment of a planned four part series.
His current presentation will be titled “Martin Harris, Witness of a Marvelous Work.” He will be explaining the true position of Martin Harris in this dispensation that has never been fully understood by Church members previously. In his quest to fully understand the calling and responsibility of Martin Harris in this dispensation, he encountered a revolutionary unique pattern that can help Latter Day Saints better understand how to live the gospel and serve God and our fellow man. It will be his personal contribution to the 200 year celebration of the First Vision. He will briefly describe it in his presentation.
He recently had the opportunity of viewing the cane of Martin Harris, and he will be explaining the symbolism found on the cane that likely no one has noticed before. If you cannot attend in person, he invites you to watch the video of the presentation. This will help all of us better understand the debt we all owe to Grandpa Martin for making the financial sacrifice, resulting in the erosion of his relationships with his wife and children, so we can all enjoy the blessings from the coming forth of the Book of Mormon.
As in his first presentation, Kent will also give his thoughts and answers to intriguing historical questions that possibly few scholars or Church members, if any, have ever thought of or talked about previously. Some are listed below.
- What unique part did Martin Harris play in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon before Joseph ever received the plates?
2. What is one of the main reasons that Joseph received the plates on September 22, 1827, instead of in September of 1826?
3. What is the likely reason the Lord directed Joseph to take Emma with him on the night he went to get the plates?
4. What is one of the possible reasons as to why Martin had to leave the prayer group of Joseph, Oliver, David, and himself when they were trying to gain the witness from the plates from the Angel Moroni?
5. What was the connection between Martin’s fifty dollar gift to Joseph Smith to help him move to Harmony and Martin’s future alienation from the Church?
6. What legal tidbit do we learn from the agreement between Martin Harris and Joseph Smith to allow Martin to sell copies of the Book of Mormon?
7. What was the Prophet Joseph Smith’s possible oversight right before he received the plates?
8. What unusual connection did Martin Harris have to the best source available as to some of the content of the Lost Manuscript?
9. What is the first thing that we know of that Joseph had revealed to him through the Urim and Thummim?
10. What was the likely motive for Joseph continuing to search for treasure after his first visits with the Angel Moroni?
11. What date in Church history forever changed the history of the world that no one remembers or celebrates?
12. What was the most important signature ever signed in the known history of the world?
13. 13. Other than the vision of armies in the heavens witnessed by Heber C Kimball and others, what additional astronomical sign happened on the night Joseph received the plates?
14. What unique connection did Pomeroy Tucker, who wrote “Origin, Rise, and Progress of Mormonism,” have with the Book of Mormon publisher E.B. Grandin?
15. 12. Martin Harris gave us one of the most detailed testimonies of what fascinating part of early Church history?
16. What unique position did both Martin Harris and Oliver Cowdery occupy in this dispensation?
17. What is one of the possible events of the Second Coming to the entire world that possibly no has ever considered?
Find out these answers and more during his presentation.
Future installments will be as follows:
Martin Harris, The Early Kirtland Experience
Martin Harris, The Return of the Prodigal Son and Caroline Young Harris, A Persevering Saint
Kevin Price, PhD biogeography (plant ecology)
Fri April 10- 1:30 to 2:25 pm Main Stage
Rapidly Emerging Technologies for Archaeological Site Surveys and Virtual Reality 3D Modeling: Looking for the Great City of Zarahemla
Dr. Kevin Price grew up in the small town of Green River, Utah (watermelon country). He served as a missionary for two years in the California, Anaheim mission under the leadership of Elder Rex C. Reeves. He attended Rick’s College (now BYU-Idaho), then transferred to BYU in Provo where he met his wife, Melinda and was married in the Salt Lake Temple. He has two daughters; Kaylie is director of marketing for a company in Wisconsin and Julia is in her last semester at BYU in the School of Business. Kevin severed in his Kansas ward as the High Priest’s Group Leader, Gospel Doctrine Instructor and Secretary to the Young Men’s program. He now serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
He did his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at BYU in Rangeland Ecology and Ph.D. at the University of Utah in Geography specializing in biogeography (plant ecology), remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) (or computerized mapping and analysis). He was a professor for 3 years at Utah State University, 19 years at the University of Kansas and 6 years at Kansas State University. He has conducted research throughout the world and has been the Keynote or Invited speaker on drone applications in agriculture and natural resource management throughout the world at over 100 conferences. He served as a scientific advisor to NASA, NOAA and a former US Secretary of State.
Kevin is currently the Chief Emerging Technologies Officer for Air Data Solutions with offices throughout the US. He analyzes drone and airplane acquired imagery including natural color, color infrared, thermal and LiDAR.
During his presentation he will introduce attendees to emerging mapping technologies and demonstrate how they can be applied to a variety of challenges with emphasis in archaeology. His ultimate desire is to help find the Great City of Zarahemla which he believes to be in the US.
Richard Proctor Economist, Financial Expert
Protecting Our States From Federal Overreach.
Thurs April 9- 10:05 to 11:00 am Room C
Fri April 10- 10:05 to 11:00 am Room C
I will discuss the Constitution and demonstrate where in the basic document the Constitution provides for States to keep unconstitutional laws, policies, regulations, executive orders, etc from being enforced in our states, and how our states are being held in financial bondage by the federal government along with steps to correct the situation. Then I will cover the steps to free our states from overreach using the basic Constitution.
In case you were not aware, I have been a regular guest on the Infowars.com David Knight Show for the past 9 months, appearing at least twice a month.
Richard Proctor has been actively engaged in Economics for nearly 60 years, with a PHD in Political Economics. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he observed the creation of the two-tiered international gold standard resulting in the abolishment of our gold standard in 1971. He then observed the follow-on interest rate and inflation explosion of the 1970s. He can and will, upon request, explain the reasons behind the inflation of the 1970s.
He has followed the political shadow government since the 1960’s and has studied hundreds of books covering political economics and the effects of this shadow government on our lives. Some of these books were written in the 1700s and 1800s. He began writing in 2005 and produced an internet political newsletter every Tuesday for 6 years, from 2006 to 2012.
He has 9 books currently published with the 10th in process. The 9th book is Saving the Constitution and is one of a kind. It seems to be the only book of it’s kind as it discusses every paragraph in the Constitution as it was written, without including any of the supreme court decisions nor the invalid amendments. These books help individuals grasp what is happening in our society. One is strictly economics in an easy to understand style. It is written so even high school students and adults can finally easily understand the concepts of economics.
He has formed The Institute of Political Economics to help people gain graduate degrees in practical economics and political economics at an affordable price. The institute awards degrees up to and including doctorate degrees at annual tuition fees beginning as low as $350 per year. See the website at Sulmega.com.
James T. Prout Author: The “Last Days” Timeline
James T. Prout is the author the book: The “Last Days” Timeline and is an expert on the specific last-days events. James is the founder of www.LastDaysTimeline.com
Find out how you can prepare your family for the next event in the sequence. Prophecy is simply the future, shown to Prophets of God in advance. Why not help your family by knowing the signs-of-the-times before they happen?
James has spent 20 years studying the scriptures, and other authors. He pulls out the nuggets of truth and cuts through the clutter that has been recorded surrounding prophecy of the end-times leading to the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Let him help you discover the next domino to fall; so you can prepare your family for the next event in the sequence.
“What the Scriptures Say about Donald Trump – How Long Will He Last?”
Lenet Hadley Read Author & Lecturer
Fri April 10- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room B
This Is My Sign: Seven Heavenly Signs Manifest It Is “The Last Days”
“Lenet will show how the Lord has given us seven vital Heavenly signs to manifest these are “The Last Days,” and what “Good Things to expect.” This will include: The Sign of Armies Marching in the Heavens; The Sign of the Seventh New Moon; The First Sign of Venus Crossing the Sun; The Last Sign of Venus Crossing the Sun; The Sign of Bridegroom and Bride, etc. “
Lenet Read is a much published author whose four books, over twenty articles, web site and scriptural blog have led thousands to greater scriptural understanding. Her articles in The Ensign and other publications have revealed much scriptural symbolism. She’s shown how Israelite Holy Days were prophetic, even pointing to the exact day of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. (See Annotated Book of Mormon, p. xix). Her Ensign Series and subsequent book How We Got the Bible is still available as an e-book through Deseret Book.
Her website: https://thefinaldaysofawe.com, has videos of (1) How the Bible is a great Chiasm, with Christ’s Death on the Cross its turning point; (2) More Insights about The Final Days of Awe; and (3) Seven Biblical Prophecies of the Book of Mormon. (Videos also posted on YouTube). Her scriptural blog: sriptureslenethread.blogspot.com is featured on ldsgospeldoctrine.net.
Lenet Read graduated from BYU with a B.A. in English, and did Post Graduate Studies in Religion at the University of Florida. She has spoken at Education Week, CES Symposiums, and various conferences. She has served as both Ward and Stake Relief Society Presidents, has taught Gospel Doctrine in more than one ward, and Institute in two regions. She is currently a Temple Ordinance Worker and a Ward Temple and Family History Consultant. She has been blessed with five children, twenty-three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
David Read Patent Attorney, JD, Judge
Thurs April 9- 6:55 to 750 pm Room 400
“Nephites in North America: New DNA Evidence”
David lives in Michigan. He and his wife Barbara have five children: Amy, Charlotte, Sarah, Seth, and Matthew. David currently serves as the Sunday School President in his ward.
Debbi S. Rollo Author of “Book of Mormon Rhymes: A Companion for Family Scripture Study”: bookofmormonrhymes.com
The Book of Mormon through RHYMES
Thurs April 9 – 2:35 to 3:40 pm, Room B
Learn how experiencing the Book of Mormon through rhymes can create a new love of the Book of Mormon. Reading its stories and teachings through short and catchy rhymes, similar to Mother Goose, brings a new energy and light to the scriptures. It can be difficult for children and even adults to understand the words and concepts taught in the scriptures. Adding these clever and carefully written rhymes to scripture study will help those of all ages enjoy and discover many of the stories and great truths found in the Book of Mormon.
In this presentation, Debbi Rollo, author of “Book of Mormon Rhymes: A Companion for Family Scripture Study” will share her story for writing the book and will read selected rhymes that will touch your heart and remind you of the power and truthfulness of the Book of Mormon.
Debbi S. Rollo is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, baptized at age 21 by her husband, Craig, one year after they were married. She loves to create games, activities and other supplemental material to make scripture study more fun and interesting. Not growing up with religion, when Debbi joined the Church she fell in love with scripture study, particularly the Book of Mormon. Creating her book of rhymes has been one of her greatest joys.
Dean W. Sessions Author of the Universal Model and founder of the New Millennial Science Website: universalmodel.com
Thurs April 9- 5:00 to 5:55 pm Main Stage
Increase Your Testimony with The Living System—UM Vol II Release
Fri April 10- 2:35 to 3:30 pm room 400
The Human Model—Understanding Who We Are
Sat April 11- 1:30 to 2:25 pm room 400
Evolutionary Pseudotheory and the Three Laws of Life
Dean W. Sessions is the author of the Universal Model (UM) and founder of the Millennial Science Foundation. Sessions has a B.S. Degree in Science from Brigham Young University and in 1990, Sessions began studying in both archeology and geology where a number of important new discoveries in these fields were made over the next few years. From this initial research and experimentation, a number of inaccuracies in theoretical aspects of modern science was found leading to the realization that a complete revolution in science needed to take place.
As the director of scientific research and discovery for the Universal Model, A New Millennial Science, Sessions continued investigations in the 1990s with the aid of several research assistants. Thousands of peer reviewed scientific journal articles were gathered from all the general fields of science, as well as in-depth experimentation was conducted both in the field and in the laboratory. By 2000, the official writing and documenting of the Universal Model began. On 15 October 2016, Volume I of the UM was released to UniversalModel.com to the public. Volume I, II and III will contain a total of 32 chapters with a total of about 2,000 pages when completed. Mr. Sessions has spoken to thousands of individuals sharing the hundreds of new scientific discoveries found in the UM and explaining why we are such an important part of the wonderful Creation that surrounds us.
Ken Skeem Speaker and Researcher
Thur April 9- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room A
Trilobite stony eyes couldn’t stand the Light of the Sun
The story in Genesis has the first Light of creation coming from the faces of the water. The first Lights were cool and didn’t have vitamin D Producing Ultra violet Light . Vitamin D is necessary for the Dinosaurs , great whales ,Birds and bony fishes. For their bones and eggs. The Vitamin D animals flourished after the sun 260 million years ago. Any one with children can have a laminated wall chart Dinosaurs in The Bible?
I am an almost rocket scientist; farmer. Studied ancient languages, geology, assays, astronomy and genetics. A divorced Great, Great, Great grandfather Who loves all his family. All of my children are boys except seven. I have two boys. I have a daughter who is real help on the farm. Sarah, Holly and Nate love the deserts, like all my family do. Some noteworthy accomplishments. A creation book in the beginning Reason Rocks& Religion, What no flood? Genesis fossil sets. Books to be out soon Light before the Sun. How the flood ended the Methuselahs – why did Adam and Eve enter an Ice age world? Daughter Holy discovered the Skeemella Clavula. Casting and Minter of Book of Mormon silver corn coins.
I love it when I see the puzzle of science fit with our ancient scriptures. I love it when early or current LDS church publications, or an unfamiliar meaning of a Bible word matches new science or geological evidence. I would like to share my insights with my family, friends and public, I pray they can, put their life of science and religion together to find balance and peace in the Gospel. If they take my writing seriously, they will correct and add to it. 3rd Nephi 22:13 Isaiah 54:13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
Howard Carlos Smith Author, Speaker, Fisherman
Fri April 10- 10:05 am to 11:00 Room B
Sat April 11- 2:35 pm to 3:30 Room B
Eyes of The Blind Shall See Angels
Have you ever stopped and wondered what God has done and in your life that you aren’t even aware of?
Howard Carlos Smith is a native of West Bountiful, Utah. He has a bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Utah State University and a master’s degree in industrial education from Brigham Young University. Many years were spent as a trainer in industry and a secondary education teacher. Over 15,000 students have attended his classes spanning a period of forty-five years.
Howard served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout Florida and Puerto Rico. He was one of three missionaries to open the island of Puerto Rico to preaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
Howard is the author of four books.
Keeper of the Prophet’s Sword. Joseph Bates Noble, a bodyguard and bishop to the prophet, was with Joseph as he made his way toward Carthage. Several miles out of Nauvoo the prophet gave Major Noble his personal Legion sword as a token of their friendship and told him to keep it safe. The sword was hidden away for over 165 years. It has been handed down from father-to-son in the Noble family. Howard is the great-great nephew of Joseph Bates Noble. Howard lived across the street from the Noble homestead and worked on the Joseph Bates Noble farm as a lad with his cousin Lamar and others under the direction of Lamar’s father Delbert.
Joseph Smith’s Sword and in That Day Miracles & Warnings. This book takes a glimpse into the spirit world and a ride into hell. It shares unusual experiences surrounding the Legion sword once held by the Prophet Joseph Smith. It speaks of the Prince of America with a focus upon the United States Constitution and many miracles and warnings. Let it be known the anger of the Lord is kindled and his sword is about to fall upon the world. It is not a day of many words. It is a day where changes are awaiting even nigh at our very doors. There are no neutrals in the approaching war.
Angels and Translated Beings. Angels are children of God. An angel may be a resurrected being, translated being, disembodied spirit, unembodied spirit, or a mortal (such as you or I when being attentive to the spirit of God). Stories of help and comfort from angels are within these pages. You will realize there are angles in every faucet of your life.
Life is Quick in Passing. Enjoy the ride into this book and onto a bouncing basketball. Like a cake mix, it carries a certain blend from chapter to chapter. Life is quick in passing. Stay aboard, don’t jump off a moving ship for it too will soon fade away. In time each will enter upon the beach ball. It will be a new yet familiar world far greater than what we think with family and friends.
Tom Smokoff Water Treatment Research Scientist
We are pleased to introduce Tom Smokoff Co-founder of our company, Water Pure Technologies, Inc.
The company is based in Salt Lake City, Utah with an emphasis in Chemical & Mechanical Engineering, Research, & Manufacturing Water Filter Systems & Water Treatment Products.
Tom is a research Scientist, whose primary focus has been in the development of Mineral Ion Technology, used for long term point of use water treatments, and Electro-positive Adsorption (EPA) Nano Water Filtration Technology that was co-developed by NASA for use on the International Space Station. The company in also Certified by the Space Foundation also using this technology. The company has developed a complete line of Water filters and Water Filter systems using this space-age technology.
He has worked with Federal, State and International water quality projects as well as humanitarian programs.
Steven Edgar Smoot is President of the Family First Foundation and President of Excel Investment Corporation and Watchman Properties. He is Author of the book, Lost American Antiquities a Hidden History and co-producer of many documentaries, the two most known documentaries are The Lost Civilizations of North America and Demographic Winter the Decline of the Human Family. He has been an invited speaker on the Decline of the Human Family and Demographics at the European Union and at many World Congress of Families events worldwide. Steven has also spoken at many ancient origin conference’s on the silence and science surrounding America’s ancient civilizations. Answering the why, how and who questions as to why we haven’t heard more about these ancient mound building cultures. Steven will also be sharing findings showing how migration patterns and the trading of precious metals, tobacco and Indian slaves can answer an age old question as to how religious teachings and practices became common to ancient cultures on many continents. Inter-twined through each of his documentaries is a common thread that shows that society cannot always rely on today’s scientific and academic communities for scholarly truths. One would think that by using scientific methods that scientists would be encouraged to follow the evidences wherever they may lead and in time come to a truthful conclusion. But since the mid 1800’s as these documentaries reveal, Social Engineers have learned that they can use the sciences and their influential political positions as a powerful tool to crush dissent on the origin and evolution of man and a myriad of other social and political issues.
James F. Stoddard III President – Joseph Smith Foundation Website: josephsmithfoundation.org
James F. Stoddard III is the father of 10 children. He is a direct descendant of Asael and Mary Duty Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s grandparents, and other LDS Church history figures. He is the president of the Joseph Smith Foundation, including LDS Answers, ZionTube, FAQs, Papers, InspiraWiki and Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial and the producer or executive producer of seven documentary films. James has worked in private, public, religious, corporate and home education as well as Web development, software engineering, videography and natural health. He is the owner of IntegriVizion, a family business specializing in film production, Web development and graphic design. James spends any free moments working on Highland Cathedral Estate, a planned family retreat and learning facility with perennial gardens and walking trails specializing in experimental farming techniques and four-season food production. He currently serves on the Firm Foundation Executive Advisory and Strategic Planning Board. He also authors many papers and articles on the Web. James has worked as a release time Seminary teacher and as an instructor at the Provo Missionary Training Center (MTC). His research supports the writings and teachings of ancient and latter-day prophets.
L. Hannah Stoddard Director – For Our Day Film Series Website: josephsmithfoundation.org
Thurs April 9- 11:10 am to 12:05 Room Main Stage
Fri April 10- 10:05 am to 11:00 am Main Stage
Sat April 11- 10:05 am to 11:00 am Room 400
L. Hannah Stoddard is the co-author of Seer Stone v. Urim & Thummim: Book of Mormon Translation on Trial. She is the founder of Joseph Smith’s Legacy and the producer or director of six documentary films. In addition to directing Joseph Smith Foundation projects for over a decade, she is often invited to speak on various radio and video programs. Hannah helped direct her first documentary film, beginning at age 16. She has worked as a history and literature teacher, graphic design artist, software developer, videographer, project manager, agriculturist and research assistant. Her work focuses on Church history and doctrine, answers to Latter-day Saint faith crisis questions, educational philosophy, culture and defending the Prophet Joseph Smith.
Documentary Films – For Our Day: Covenant on the Land (2013), For Our Day Divinely Sanctioned Governments (2013), Statesmen & Symbols: Prelude to the Restoration (2014), The Prophet Joseph: More than we know (2015), Unlocking the Mystery of the Two Prophets: Revelation 11 (2017), Hidden Bloodlines: The Grail & the Lost Tribes in the Lands of the North (2017).
Rose Johnson Tsosie Speaker, Storyteller, Author
Fri April 10, 11:10 am to 12:05 pm. Room 400
Growing Up Navajo-Living in a White World
Born on the Navajo Indian Reservation, Rose Johnson-Tsosie was born a twin. Both were adopted and raised in northern Utah by the Johnson family. Returning to Arizona 33 years later and while serving a mission she found her biological mother and 14 other siblings. She has many life experiences that are being told as award-winning stories that are heart warming, humorous and inspirational. Her book, “Finding Helen,” was published in May 2008 which tells of her Navajo mother and the painful mistake she made at the age of 13; her adopted “white” family, and the miracle of how Rose was able to reunite with her natural family. Rose has also been recognized in several books, “Surviving Two Worlds,” and “Reuniting with Beauty.” Numerous magazines and newspapers articles, including the Navajo Times, have been written her story. She is a recognized Navajo storyteller and author.
She was actively involved in Utah, Oregon and New Mexico Storytelling Guilds as a storyteller and workshop leader. In 2008-2011 Rose traveled through the United States with 75 speaking engagements. Her true Christmas story, “Do Angels Live Here?” was published in the Salt Lake Desert Newspaper, Church News. She spoke at 2009 Navajo Museum telling her stories of life.
For thirty-years in California, Utah, Oregon, and New Mexico Ms. Johnson-Tsosie is an active member and leader in Toastmaster’s International. She received her sixth Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM) in 2018. Rose also received Presidential Citation Award in 2007. Rose has presented at the Toastmaster district and region level; conferences numerous times and presented at the Toastmaster and International Convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rose is legally blind due to Glaucoma complications of Diabetes II. After six surgeries, she now is an advocate for Diabetes and Glaucoma.
She completed three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in California, Arizona and Family History/Genealogy Library specializing in Native American genealogy; along with guest workshop presenter at various genealogy conferences throughout the United States. She is also a trainer on researching American Indian genealogy and writing your own stories for both the church and independent groups. Today Rose lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“Rose spoke to us about her life’s story. I would tell it all here because it is so full of miracles and blessings and crazy twists and turns that are more than fate but that would spoil her book, which, by the way, everybody should get a copy of. This woman had me captivated. She was dressed in bright purple and turquoise with a necklace made of carved stone bears. She had on dark glasses to protect her lack of sight but many times that night I felt like she was looking straight into my own eyes. I laughed with her jokes, I smiled at her triumphs. And yes, I cried with her discoveries.” Jamie Welch, Journalist for University of Utah, Nov. 2008
Boyd J. Tuttle MBA President, Digital Legend Press & Publishing
Thurs April 9- 10:05 am to 11:10 Main Stage
Fri April 10- 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm Room A
Sat April 11- 5:00 pm to 5:55 pm Room A
Phoenicians Before Columbus
A skimming primer of the more than 30 books and DVD’s in the Heartland Library. What the FIRM Foundation research has yielded since 2008 (“The Decade of Discovery”) Presented by the publisher, Boyd Tuttle of Digital Legend Press.
Boyd graduated from BYU with a degree in Engineering in 1986 and then earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA in 1991. After twenty plus years of working for a fortune 500 company in New York and Japan, Boyd retired early to start a publishing venture. Ten years later, Digital Legend Press has over 200 titles in print, many of which have become regional bestsellers with some receiving national attention. Many of those titles are presenters at this conference: Timothy Ballard, Ron Anderson, Rod Meldrum, Steve Smoot, Jonathan Neville, Bruce Porter, Gary Wright, David Allen, Stephen Spykerman, Doug Brinley, Leslie Rees, Lori Henderson, Dave Collingridge. And many others.
Boyd currently serves as Executive Vice-President of the FIRM Foundation and Education Liaison for the Universal Model. Digital Legend has been named “Official Publisher” of the FIRM Foundation. In that capacity Digital Legend has published no less than 30 individual titles (books, DVDs , etc.) that specifically support the goals and objectives of the FIRM Foundation. Tens of thousands of these titles have sold across the country and today they serve as the literary backbone and educational showcase of the Heartland library. For more information visit: www.digitalegend.com. Some of you may remember Boyd’s father, Elder A. Theodore Tuttle of the First Quorum of Seventy who passed away in 1986. Boyd and his family recently relocated from New York and now reside in Cottonwood Heights, UT where he and his wife Holly are the parents of nine children and 6 grandchildren.
Allan Wade Education Instructor
Thurs April 9- 6:55 pm to 7:50 pm Room C
Not a Knot—UM Intuition Experiment
Sat April 11- 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm Room 400
How God’s Design Strengthens Testimonies with the UM Living System, Vol II
Allan Wade – Universal Model Education Instructor – Allan has been teaching the Universal Model – A New Millennial Science for many years and is currently a teacher at American Family Education. As a former Biology teacher, Allan’s knowledge of the UM and its principles are far reaching. He is uniquely prepared in the learning and teaching of science to students of all ages. He loves the experimental, hands-on approach of personal discovery and as seen in his Facebook page, Do True Science, wants everyone to experience discovery for themselves.
Thurs April 9- 4:00 to 4:55 pm Room 400
The Global Flood in the Book of Mormon
Sat April 11- 9:00 am to 9:55 Main Stage
The History of the Bible in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
All speakers and presenters represent and express their own individual opinions, and not necessarily the opinions of FIRM Foundation or it’s employees. No speaker represents the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.