Friday, May 8, 2015

Not Quite the Way it Used to Be

When both of my sons and one of my daughters were called on their missions they were given an extensive list of what to bring. The Bishop also had in mind how much money they needed to have in their bank account before the process of the call could begin. The question might be asked, what items were on the list of what to bring for the original members of the Twelve at the time Jesus sent them out two by two and how much money were they required to take?

A)                 Two coats, and a one month supply of money
B)                 One coat, a staff, a good pair of sandals, no scrip (this does not refer to scriptures, but rather a bag that carried food), no bread, and no money
C)                 Two coats, six wraps, their own transportation (in this case a donkey), scrip, and a one week supply of money
D)                 They were to take whatever they felt was necessary to complete their mission

Yesterday’s answer:
(A) Go and visit Utah
   Meliton Trejo was born in Spain and grew up without settling on any religion. He was serving in the military in the Philippines when he heard a remark about the Mormons in the Rocky Mountains and felt a strong desire to visit them. Later he became very ill and was told in a dream that he must visit Utah. When he recovered, he journeyed to Salt Lake City. He met Brigham Young and investigated the gospel. He became convinced that he had found the truth and became a member of the Church. He served a mission in Mexico and was then prepared, spiritually and intellectually, to play a major role in seeing that Spanish-speaking people could read the Book of Mormon in their own language.

Our Heritage, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1996), 94.

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