The Foundation for Indigenous Research and Mormonism
Exciting Happenings from the Heartland of America!
FIRM Newsletter July, 2011
It has been said that time flies when you're having fun. Well then, we are having the time of our lives because time has certainly been flying by! There has been so much happening the past few months that the list of news items has overwhelmed what can realistically be included in a single newsletter or even two or three of them! There are several time-sensitive items that must be shared, however, which has prompted this newsletter.
Many hundreds of you have been awaiting your pre-ordered copies of the new pictorial book, Exploring the Book of Mormon in America's Heartland; A Visual Journey of Discovery. I am thrilled to say that I received the first four copies by FedEx a few days ago and they are absolutely gorgeous! Those who have seen these are delighted with how they have turned out and excited to get their copies. This is a book that any LDS will be proud to have on display in their home to show neighbors and friends the astounding new evidences of the Book of Mormon in America's heartland. We should begin shipping the many hundreds of pre-ordered books by the middle of next week, which brings us to the following deadline for any additional pre-orders.
NOTICE: The Pre-order special discounted pricing of 15% off (Save $5) ends Monday, July 18th at midnight and all orders after that will be priced at the standard retail price of $35 plus Tax (where applicable) and S&H. You can still take advantage of this special pricing today if you order online or by phone now! If you would like to pick up your copy of the book directly from us and save postage, you will need to call us directly at 801-429-9751 to place your order since the bookstore checkout automatically calculates shipping on all orders.
Pre-orders will be shipped out next Tues. - Thurs., July 19-21 providing that the truck arrives on schedule on Tuesday!
Those who are picking up your book(s) are welcome to stop by our home/office for pick up during this time. Call first at 801-429-9751 to ensure arrival.
Please take the time to review all of this important newsletter. The excitement is growing and more and more faithful LDS are coming back to the idea that the United States is the nation prophecied to be on the sacred lands of the Book of Mormon.
Rod L. Meldrum - President
ps. Be sure to see the SPECIAL OFFER (click this link) Take advantage of the pre-order offer while it lasts, because it will only be available online for 4 more days!
FIRM Upcoming Events - July thru Nov 2011
We are finalizing a series of events in the Northwest, Arizona/New Mexico, Midwest and Southern United States!
We need your help with these presentations! Please look over the list of cities/states and if you live near these locations and would like to be involved or simply help spread the word, please email us and let us know!
You can help us locate and reserve venues, pass out fliers, contact media, and setup/conduct the presentations in these areas. We have been blessed to have many "Heartlanders" in all of the areas listed below, so it won't require too much time or effort for any one person, but together we will have wonderful, well attended events to share this information with as many as possible.
Native American Celebration in the (Liberty) Park
Weber State University, Ogden, UT
Wed. Aug. 10, Burley, ID
- Thurs. Aug. 11, Twin Falls, ID
- Fri. Aug. 12, Caldwell-Nampa, ID
- Sat. Aug. 13, Boise, ID
Boise, ID Regional Conference
- Sun. Aug. 14, Boise, ID
- Mon. Aug. 15, Kennewick-Richland, WA
- Tues. Aug. 16, Salem, OR
- Wed. Aug. 17, Newport-Salem area, OR
- Thurs. Aug. 18, Portland, OR
- Fri. Aug. 19, Tacoma, WA
- Sat. Aug. 20, Seattle, WA
Northwest Regional Conference
- Mon. Aug. 22, Moses Lake, WA
- Tues. Aug. 23, Spokane, WA - Coeur d'Alene, ID
- Wed. Aug. 24, Kalispell-Columbia Falls, MT
- Thurs. Aug. 25, Idaho Falls, ID
- Fri/Sat. Aug. 26-27, Boise, ID
Super Preparedness Fair
- Fri. Sept. 2, Show Low, AZ
- Sat. Sept. 3, Show Low-Snowflake, AZ
Show Low, AZ Regional Conference
- Tues. Sept. 6, Albuquerque, NM
- Wed. Sept. 7, Safford, AZ
- Thurs. Sept. 8, Tucson, AZ
- Fri. Sept. 9, Mesa, AZ
- Sat. Sept. 10, Mesa, AZ
Mesa-Phoenix, AZ Regional Conference
- Sun. Sept. 11, Prescott, AZ
- Mon. Sept. 12, Las Vegas, NV
- Fri/Sat. Sept. 16-17, American Fork, UT
America's Freedom Education Weekend
- Fri/Sat. Sept. 23-24, SLC, UT
FIRM National Book of Mormon Conference
Focus on Native American Legacies
- Fri. Sept. 30, Bountiful, UT
- Tues. Oct. 4, Colorado Springs, CO
- Wed. Oct. 5, Littleton-Denver, CO
- Thurs. Oct. 6, Fort Collins, Co
- Sat. Oct. 8, Kansas City/Independence, MO
Kansas City/Independence, MO Regional Conference
Sun. Oct. 9 - Sat. Oct. 22 Legacy LDS Tour of Church History & America's Heartland!
- Sun. Oct. 23, Independence, MO
- Mon. Oct. 24, Springfield, MO
- Tues. Oct. 25, St. Louis, MO
- Wed. Oct. 26, Nauvoo, IL
- Thurs. Oct. 27, Nauvoo, IL
- Fri. Oct. 28, Indianapolis, IN
- Sat. Oct. 29, Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN Regional Conference
- Thurs. Nov. 3, Detroit, MI
- Fri. Nov. 4, Columbus, OH
- Sat. Nov. 5 Columbus, OH
Columbus,OH Regional Conference
- Sun. Nov. 6, Dayton-Cincinnati, OH
- Mon. Nov. 7, Knoxville, TN
- Tues. Nov. 8, Huntsville, AL
- Wed. Nov. 9, Memphis, TN
- Thurs. Nov. 10, Jasper, TX
- Fri. Nov. 11, Lumberton, TX
- Sat. Nov. 12, Beaumont, TX
Southeast Texas Regional Conference
- Sun. Nov. 13, San Antonio, TX
- Mon. Nov. 14, Austin, TX
- Tues. Nov. 15, Midland, TX
- Wed. Nov. 16, El Paso, TX
- Thurs. Nov. 17, Tucson, AZ
- Fri/Sat. Nov. 18-19, Mesa, AZ
Arizona Regional Conference
- Mon. Nov. 21, Las Vegas, NV
(These Events are for Anyone, of any faith, or belief system, or non - belief system, it does not matter. It is based on Archaeological data, Hard theory based on real evidences. Members of the LDS Faith will understand more of the information based on their background on some of the topics, however all are welcome, and so will your questions as time permits. Below is the link to Aaron Shafovaloff's interview with Rodney, Aaron attended Rodney's Manti event a few days later and asked some good questions. After you attend one of these events in your local area, Please feel free to add comments about your experience and thoughts about the presentation here on the blog under comments. And visit Rodney's Web sights linked here if you still have questions, email them. We would like your feed back of your experience. from H.N.A.A.&N.A. Blog)
Upcoming July Events
America's Freedom Education Weekend
Friday & Saturday, September 16 - 17, 2011
The Patriots Weekend of Education!
FIRM in the News
FIRM Events in the News
We are grateful for more media coverage of presentations and conferences over the past few months.
Our Regional Conferences in St. George, Logan, and Manti, Utah as well as Blackfoot, Idaho drew crowds of up to 180 attendees, while our presentations at Bryce Canyon, Beaver, Cedar City, and Morgan, Utah all enjoyed newspaper articles about the events which helped alert many others! In addition, we had radio interviews and coverage of many of our events.
Special THANKS to the Beaver County Journal, The Spectrum (St. George), The Herald Journal (Logan), Sanpete Messenger (Manti) and The Ogden Valley News for their informative articles.
One very special event was the LDS Cherokee Gathering at the Salt Lake Temple and the following day in Morgan, Utah. Over 100 Cherokee attended the temple session and conference and speakers included Franklin Keel, senior Director at the US Bureau of Indian Affairs along with Wayne May, Lenora Grandell, Rod Meldrum and others.
Rod Interview with Aaron, Manti
Rod Meldrum Interview with Aaron at Manti
Rod L. Meldrum interviewed by anti-Mormon protester at the Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, UT on opening night! The story? While attempting to pass out pro-Mormon fliers about our conference in Manti the following day in Manti, FIRM Foundation president Rod L. Meldrum was asked for an interview by Aaron Shafovaloff of Mormonism Research Ministry. It was interesting that many of the protesters immediately recognized Rod as they approached the intersection where they came to 'mingle' after their prayer vigil. Since Aaron was being civil, Rod agreed to the interview. Amazingly, the interview, in its entirety without editing, was placed on youtube. Watch how well the Heartland Model answers basic questions about the Book of Mormon by clicking HERE.
Milestones of Freedom Event
Held July 1,2 and 4th, 2011
Rod L. Meldrum, president of the FIRM Foundation
spoke several times during this patriotic event!
Special Thanks to Scott Swain!
Rod at Milestones of Freedom 2010
Church History & Book of Mormon History; Touring America's Heartland with Rod Meldrum and Legacy Tours and Travel!
Oct Tour Group, Kirtland Temple
Kirtland Temple, Oct. 2010, click to watch tour members tell of their experiences and feelings about the tour!