Saturday, May 10, 2014

It Took A While



 
Palmyra, New York
 
After the last member left the Palmyra-Manchester area for Kirtland, Ohio in 1831, how many years before a member family returned to the Palmyra area?

A)                 27 years

B)                 93 years

C)                 84 years

D)                 52 year

Yesterday’s answer:

(A) By his dad, over the podium at his High School graduation

At his graduation ceremony, Spencer (Spencer W. Kimball) was stunned to hear his father announce over the podium that instead of going to college, Spencer would be serving a mission. He hadn’t really given it much immediate thought, since most missionaries at that time were older men, but he embraced the formal call when it arrived from Salt Lake City. To finance his mission he sold his horse, and spent the summer working at a dairy near Globe, Arizona. The eighteen-hour days were grueling, but at the end of the summer the cigar-smoking non-Mormon dairy owner threw a party for Spencer and gave him a gold watch to take on his mission.

“The Life and Ministry of Spencer W. Kimball,” Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Spencer W. Kimball, (2006), xiv-xxxvii.

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