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Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship

Supporting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through scholarship


The Interpreter Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization focused on the scriptures of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Book of Mormon, the Pearl of Great Price, the Bible, and the Doctrine and Covenants), early Latter-day Saint history, and related subjects.

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Dear Interpreter Foundation Supporters,

The same quality film-making team that produced Witnesses, Interpreter’s highly successful and award-winning movie about the coming forth of the Book of Mormon, is producing Six Days in August, a compelling movie about the succession crisis after Joseph Smith’s martyrdom. We seek your support to enable us to complete this movie and release it in theaters in October.

Here’s why this project is so important and why we need your support:

Six Days in August will portray the dramatic but relatively little known story of that crucial succession decision in 1844. It will show how Brigham Young and the quorum that he led came to be recognized by a large majority of Latter-day Saints as the Lord’s chosen leadership for the Church after the death of Joseph Smith.

This story is vitally important today. The members of the Quorum of the Twelve have led the Church, and senior apostles have presided over it, ever since those dramatic days in early August 1844. Attacks on the legitimacy of the Twelve’s assumption of leadership over the Church in 1844 are, whether deliberately or not, attacks on today’s apostolic authority.

We began filming in September 2023 at sites in Canada, upstate New York, and at the LDS Motion Picture Studios in Provo. We have recently finished filming our final scenes. Gifts from generous donors have paid for filming, but there are still considerable expenses to prepare Six Day in August as a finished project ready for theatrical release.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help us raise the $256,000 we need to fund post-production efforts, associated with cutting raw footage, assembling that footage, standardizing and enhancing the color of the footage, adding music, dubbing, and sound effects.

We seek your support now to help us cross the finish line to bring this entertaining, informative, and inspiring story to hundreds of thousands of people.

Here is an entertaining video clip that features scenes from the movie and interviews with its actors.

For further background, please review the movie’s website at on which you can also make an online donation.

You can also make checks out payable to:

Six Days in August Productions
P.O. Box 970542
Orem, UT 84097

Thank you for supporting The Interpreter Foundation over the years and for your dedication to defending the Faith.


Daniel C. Peterson
President, The Interpreter Foundation

P.S. If you have questions, please contact Ed Snow at or 801-592-1750.

A Celebration for George Mitton

7:00 pm, Friday, May 10, 2024

4146 North University Ave., Provo (Legacy Village)

on the occasion of the publishing of

Joseph Smith and Our Preparation for the Lord’s Final Judgment:
Essays by George L. Mitton

Published by The Interpreter Foundation in cooperation with Eborn Books

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Interpreter Radio Show — June 2, 2024

Interpreter Radio Show — June 2, 2024

  In the June 2, 2024 episode of The Interpreter Radio Show, our hosts are Martin Tanner, Brent Schmidt, Hales Swift, and Spencer Kraus. They discuss Come, Follow Me Book of Mormon lesson 26 and how the Book of Mormon was translated. You can listen to or download...

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This post is a summary of the article ““‘Armed with Righteousness and with the Power of God’: Allusions to Priestly Clothing, Priesthood, and Temple in 1 Nephi 14:14” by Matthew L. Bowen in Volume 61 of Interpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship....

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