Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Tidbits- St. Louis

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St. Louis

1.      Historian Stanley Kimball dubbed St. Louis as being what?

A)     The most important non-Mormon city

B)     The most unsafe city for a Mormon

C)     The Salt Lake City of the Midwest

D)     Heaven

2.      When was a Stake first announced for St. Louis?

A)     1838

B)     1854

C)     1901

D)     1959

3.      Erastus Snow said that the Saints in St. Louis have more of this than any other city in the world. What is it?

A)     Money

B)     Persecution

C)     Respect

D)     Understanding of gospel principles

4.       In 1855, how many presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were there?

A)     1

B)     2

C)     3

D)     5

5.      How many wards were created in St. Louis in the mid 1850’s?

A)     None, there was only enough for a branch

B)     6

C)     1

D)     4

Yesterday’s answer:

(D) High Priest and Seventies

On March 23, 1942, the First Presidency announced that for the duration of World War II only older men who had been ordained high priests and seventies would be called on full-time missions.

Dew, Sheri L., Go Forward With Faith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1996), 126.

Additional interesting information:

During World War II, in Salt Lake City the First Presidency closely monitored the mounting crisis and soon ordered the evacuation of all missionaries from Europe. Most missionaries crossed the Atlantic Ocean on cargo ships

with makeshift accommodations for several hundred passengers each. Typically, these ship’s holds were filled with bunks, with only a curtain separating the men’s and women’s areas. President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., regarded the successful evacuation of missionaries as truly miraculous:

   “The entire group was evacuated from Europe in three months, at a time when tens of thousands of Americans were besieging the ticket offices of the great steamship companies for passage, and the Elders had no reservations. Every time a group was ready to embark there was available the necessary space, even though efforts to reserve space a few hours before had failed. . . .

   “Truly the blessings of the Lord attended this great enterprise.”

In Conference Report, April 1940, pg. 20.

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