Finding refuge in El Paso

Through the darkness of hardship and oppression in early Church history there are, here and there, beams of light wherein the Latter-day Saints benefitted from the humanitarianism and charity of others.

One such episode occurred precisely a century ago.

That event, the exodus of Latter-day Saint colonists from the turbulence of revolutionary conflict in Mexico to refuge in the Texas border town of El Paso, was commemorated July 28 with a centennial observance in that same locale, today a thriving city.

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