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Henry B. Eyring Before He Was Called

Henry B. Eyring is the First Counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But to his family and friends, he is known as Hal and enjoys woodcarving, painting with water colors, and baking bread (Ensign article “President Henry B. Eyring: Called of God”). In this biography of Henry B. Eyring, learn how his life experiences helped him grow into the teacher, leader, and stalwart example of faith he is today.

Lessons in the Gospel

Holding Church in the Eyring Home

Hal grew up in Princeton, New Jersey where his father, the senior Henry, was a chemist at the university. There were very few church members in the area, and Hal’s branch was so small that they held church in a hotel room. During World War II, gas restrictions prevented many of the members from traveling the distance to the hotel.

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