Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Tidbits—Jacob Hamblin

Jacob Hamblin

1.      Prior to joining the Church, at what point did Jacob Hamblin know the Book of Mormon was true?

A)                 After three years of reading and investigation

B)                 After he read it and prayed about it

C)                 The moment he touched it

D)                 The moment the missionaries told him it was true

2.      How did Jacob Hamblin obtain reliable information that the Prophet and Hyrum had been shot while on a mission in West Virginia?

A)                 The people they were teaching informed him

B)                 The Spirit whispered that a man standing across the street from them was an Elder and to ask him

C)                 They read about it in a newspaper

D)                 The local mob told them

3.                   When Jacob Hamblin’s wife questioned him why he was cutting short their camping trip up the canyon, and he replied that they were being watched by Indians, she asked him, “How do you know this?” What was Jacobs reply?

A)                 “I’ve heard one too many owl hoots in broad daylight”

B)                 “The same way I know the gospel is true”

C)                 “By the smoke signals off in the distance”

D)                 “The horses are fidgeting and they never do that not unless something is going to happen”

Yesterday’s answer:

(A) “I have taken them to myself so that they can have rest”

“I had for a long time braced every nerve, roused every energy of my soul and called upon God to strengthen me,” said Mother Smith, “but when I entered the room and saw my murdered sons extended both at once before my eyes and heard the sobs and groans of my family and the cries of ‘Father! Husbands! Brothers!’ from the lips of their wives, children, brothers, and sisters, it was too much; I sank back, crying to the Lord in the agony of my soul. ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken this family!’” In reply Mother Smith heard a voice say to her, “I have taken them to myself, that they might have rest.”

Lucy Mack Smith, History of Joseph Smith by His Mother. Ed. Preston Nibley (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1956), 324.

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