Book of Mormon Evidences Symposium

Saturday May 24th, 2008

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

This one-day symposium will examine exciting new research and evidences in support of the truthfulness and validity of the Book of Mormon as a spiritual record and a literal historical document.

New scientific evidence through DNA and archaeology, as well as historical, climatological, scriptural, prophetic, social, and cultural evidences are now combining with Native American civilizations, oral histories and artifacts to provide an astounding level of support to the prophetic majesty of The Prophet, Joseph Smith Jr. and the Book of Mormon as the firm foundation upon which resides the second witness of Jesus Christ, The Son of God.

Sponsored by the following organizations:

The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism

"The FIRM Foundation" (coming soon)

Ancient Historical Research Foundation

Brigham Young Family Association

American Indian Services

Sons of Utah Pioneers

Hopi Outreach

Location: Tahitian Noni International Center Auditorium

5151 North 300 West, Provo, UT 84604


From I-15 northbound
From I-15 southbound

Reservations are REQUIRED Cost is $15.00 per person (this includes lunch, and is also your registration). Lunch will be served under the pavilion in the Tahitian Noni Morinda Gardens.


TO REGISTER: go to , scroll down to the bottom and click on the 'Buy Now' or 'Add to Cart' button to register. No admittance without your pre-paid registration. The number of seats is limited and we cannot overcrowd the auditorium.

Book of Mormon Evidences Symposium

May 24th, 2008

Program outline:

8:30 am registration begins

9:00-9:15 Opening Address: A North American Setting for the Book of Mormon

Elder Hartman Rector Jr. Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-Day Saints

9:15-12:30 DNA Evidence for Book of Mormon Geography; New Scientific Support

for the Truthfulness of the Book of Mormon

Rod Meldrum, Senior Scientific Research Manager, AnQuest Inc.

12:30-1:30 Break for Lunch, created by A Vikings Feast

Buffet with Salad Bar, cookies (lunch is included with reservation)

1:30-3:30 Book of Mormon Geography with a North American Setting: A Hopewell /

Nephite Comparison in the Upper Midwest

Wayne May, Editor of Ancient American Magazine

3:45-4:30 Sacred Ground, Three Layers of History

Mary Ellen Elggren, President of Brigham Young Family Association

Founder, past President of Utah Tour Guide Association

President, Clawson-Shields Tours

4:30-5:00 Service to our Lamanite brothers, how can we help?

Mike Sweat, President, Hopi Outreach

5:00-5:30 Ojibwa religious practices and oral history

Brendan Fairbanks, Ojibwa Linguist

5:30-6:00 Zuni Culture and the Book of Mormon

Harding Walker, American Indian Services, Board Member

Closing remarks: Rod Meldrum

A special THANK YOU to Tahitian Noni International for their generous contribution in allowing use of their wonderful facilities.