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Why I Believe – Preston and Laura Jones

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Laura and Preston Jones in front of a foliage background

Please join us in-person or virtually on August 20, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. for this unique Why I Believe Fireside with Preston and Laura Jones centered on Jesus Christ and His Restored Gospel. All are invited, so please bring along those who would enjoy this evening. This fireside will be in English with LIVE interpretations in Spanish, Chinese, & ASL.

Preston and Lara Jones met in Annapolis in 1989 and were sealed for time and all eternity in the Washington DC Temple in 1991. Lara grew up in Annapolis and met Preston while he was a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. Preston grew up in Harrisonburg, Virginia, entered USNA in 1985, and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1987-1989. Upon completion of his mission, he was re-admitted to the Naval Academy, met Lara, took her on their first date to the Washington DC Temple Visitor’s Center, graduated in 1991, was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, married the love of his life, and together, Preston and Lara began a 30-year adventure around the world with the Marines.

The exhibits at the Visitors’ Center will also be available to view before and after the devotional. Each exhibition focuses on God’s Plan, prayer, and other uplifting experiences.

We will have a “Why I Believe” devotional at 6:00 PM on the third Sunday of every month, except December.


August 20
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center
9900 Stoneybrook Dr.
Kensington, 20895 United States
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