Monday, June 9, 2014

Joseph Smith—Behind the Scene

Joseph Smith had expectations, not just for himself, but also his people. He wanted them to grow like him and so he stretched them. It was not unusual for the Prophet to extend mission calls to individuals in dire situations or to ask for money to help build the temple at about the worst time possible. Realizing his expectations, he also set the example by loving and serving his people.

What did the Prophet Joseph Smith desire of Brother Coray?

A)                 That he would attend his meetings more regularly

B)                 That he would give a more generous fast offering

C)                 That the two of them wrestle

D)                 That he break Porter Rockwell out of jail

Yesterday’s answers:

1.      A.   Atlantic and Pacific

The ship Brooklyn, which sailed from New York City to California, in 1847, carried 70 men, 68 women, and 100 children. During the 17,000 mile journey there were 12 deaths and two births. The names of the two children born were Atlantic and Pacific.

Our Heritage, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1996), 74.


2.      (C) Brigham Young and Queen Elizabeth

The first child born to the Saints shortly after they entered the valley was a girl born to John and Catherine Steele who they named Young Elizabeth. The little girl was named after Brigham Young and Queen Elizabeth.

Tullidge, Edward W., The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 443.

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