Monday, November 23, 2015

Taking Up a Collection

What was pioneer Rebecca Mace collecting for the Saint George Temple in 1896?
a.                  Cloth for a new veil
b.                  Cloth for temple clothing
c.                   Carpet rags for carpet
d.                  Old dishes for the new stucco
Yesterday’s answer:
c.   Take his life
The Mormon colonists, however, repeatedly experienced divine protection. Bishop Anson Call of Colonia Dublan was taken from his home by rebels who falsely accused him of giving information that had led to the death of one of their comrades. Two days after his arrest, Bishop Call stood before a firing squad with rifles ready to fire. The executioner stopped the execution at the last second in exchange for a promise of being paid two hundred pesos. Bishop Call, attended by his captors, was able to raise the money from the Saints at Colonia Juarez. The incident fulfilled a prophetic promise to him from Elder Anthony Ivins of the Quorum of the Twelve, “They may rob you of all you possess and put you to every test that the enemy of righteousness can imagine, but they shall not have power to take your life.”

Thomas Cottam Romney, The Mormon Colonies in Mexico (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1938), 369.

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