Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Desperate for Clothing

When the Mormon Battalion was reduced to rags, what did they have to cut up to make more clothing?

a.      The wagon covers

b.      Their blankets

c.       Their tents

d.      Wild bull hides

Yesterday’s answer:

(C)   W. Cleon Skousen

W. Cleon Skousen is the first and only LDS person ever arrested on the Sea of Galilee. In 1986, he was on tour in Israel with camera-men from Living Scriptures to produce a documentary on the life of the Savior. During filming, Brother Skousen was in a small boat far from shore, telling of Jesus’ ministry and His experiences in the area during a storm on the Sea of Galilee. Suddenly, an Israeli coast guard boat swept down on the little entourage, put the boat’s occupants under arrest, and towed their boat to shore. It turned out that the rented boats were not licensed. Despite the company’s official filming permits, the coast guard hauled the Americans off to an Israeli jail. They were freed through intervention by a friend in the Israeli Knesset. Two weeks prior, a sudden storm had capsized a similar unlicensed craft, drowning all aboard and sparking a more careful patrol of Galilee.

Skousen, Paul, The Skousen Book of Mormon World Records, (Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort, Inc., 2004), 331.

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