Monday, September 28, 2015

When They First Met at General Conference

A week prior to each General Conference the Relief Society meet for an evening. When was the first time this happened in the Church?
a.                  1834
b.                  1844
c.                   1890
d.                  1911
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Sagwitch
George Washington Hill baptizes Sagwitch (May 5, 1873), the leader of a group of Shoshone Indians, and 101 of his tribe in the Bear River in Box Elder County, Utah. This is the beginning of an important relationship between the Church and the Shoshone. From this group came one of the first Native Americans to be called as a full-time missionary (Sagwitch’s son) and the first Native American called as a bishop (Sagwitch’s grandson).

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel et. Al., On This Day in the Church (Salt Lake City: Eagle Gate, 2000), 88.

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