Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

Docks of Liverpool where Charles Lamb would have left England for America

There are situations in life that push us to act as we do. The same could be said for early member of the Church, Charles Lamb. What caused him to leave England and join the Saints in Nauvoo?
a.      His family persecuted him for joining the Church
b.      To work on the Nauvoo temple
c.       To meet the Prophet Joseph Smith
d.      A domestic dispute between his friend and his friends wife
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      The Book of Mormon
In the winter of 1831, Ezra Booth, a Methodist minister, procured a copy of the Book of Mormon and brought it to my father's house. They sat up all night reading it, and were very much exercised over it. As soon as they heard that Joseph Smith had arrived in Kirtland, Mr. Booth and wife and my father and mother went immediately to see him. They were convinced and baptized before they returned. They invited the prophet and Elder Rigdon to accompany them home, which they did, and preached several times to crowded congregations, baptizing quite a number.
Marinda M. [N] Hyde, Autobiography (1818-1868), Cited in Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York, 1877); http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/NHyde.html


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