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“Church History Cards,” Friend, November 2021

Church History Cards

Cut out the cards, fold on the dotted line, and tape them closed.

Elizabeth Claridge McCune

Elizabeth Claridge and Hirini Te Rito Shaanga with his wife

1852–1924

“Our religion teaches us that the wife stands shoulder to shoulder with the husband.”

  • When people said false things about women in the Church, she spoke up for her beliefs.

  • Her example helped inspire Church leaders to call women as full-time missionaries.

  • She moved from England to New York, USA, and taught family history classes.

  • She served a mission with her husband and children in Peru.

Hirini Te Rito Whaanga

Elizabeth Claridge and Hirini Te Rito Shaanga with his wife

1828–1905

“Nothing other than pure devotion to [my] faith has brought me here.”

  • He was a Māori chief in New Zealand.

  • When missionaries came to their country, he and his wife, Mere, joined the Church.

  • He went to Utah to do temple work for his people.

  • He went back to New Zealand as a missionary. He did family history work there and taught the gospel.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/11 Nov

Illustrations by Brooke Smart