Monday, February 9, 2015

The First Land Rededicated

Cameroon Dedication
It’s a common event when a temple is rededicated after a renovation. We’ve all lived to witness this, but what about countries? All lands, prior to missionaries entering the country, are dedicated for the preaching of the gospel. What was the first land rededicated for this purpose?
A)                 United States
B)                 England
C)                 Canada
D)                 Palestine
Yesterday’s answer:
A)                 The name of the body of Saints moving from Kirtland, Ohio to Jackson County, Missouri
With the Prophet now living in Missouri, many of the faithful who remained in Kirtland wanted to follow him. On March 6, 1838, the seventies met in the temple to plan the migration. They extended the privilege of joining the exodus to all members of the Church. The result was the pioneer party known as Kirtland Camp, which left the city on July 6 with 515 people, 27 tents, 59 wagons, 97 horses, 22 oxen, 69 cows, and 1 bull.
James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992), 124.

In reference to Kirtland Camp:
Discouragement was great, and before reaching Springfield, Illinois, the group had been reduced to about 260 persons. On October 2, after traveling 866 miles, Kirtland Camp was met by Joseph Smith, Sidney Rigdon, and others and happily escorted into Far West. Two days later this group of Saints began to settle at Adam-ondi-Ahman.

James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, The Story of the Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1992), 124.

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