Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy 90th, John Sorenson

Today was not really John L. Sorenson's birthday. He turned 90 on April 8th, 2014. But, today was a large birthday celebration with family and friends. It was a delight to spend a few moments with one of the greatest minds in Mormondom, the dean of LDS Mesoamericanists and the man who has done more than any other to help us understand the relationship between Nephite scripture and ancient American civilizations.

John L. Sorenson during the First NWAF
Field Season, Tabasco,Mexico, 1953
Another Photo of John L. Sorenson during the First NWAF
Field Season near Huimanguillo, Tabasco, Mexico, 1953
John L. Sorenson Lecturing in La Venta Park, Villahermosa, Tabasco
on the First (and Only) FARMS Tour to Mesoamerica, 1984 
Jack Welch, John Sorenson & Kirk Magleby, 1980 - 1985 FARMS Officers,
at John L. Sorenson's 90th Birthday Celebration, May 2, 2014