Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Utah and World War I

What was the state of Utah’s attitude to World War I?
a.                  The missionaries were not recalled to support the war
b.                  The state could not match the quota of men set by the Government
c.                   There was an increase in missionaries sent out
d.                  The state far exceeded its quota of men set by the Government
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   That his father was over grieving his son’s death
Elder Marriner W. Merrill was shown that his son passed through the veil of death in order to labor with his kindred dead:
   On one occasion soon after the death of his son, as he was returning to his home, he was in his carriage so deeply lost in thought about his son that he was quite oblivious to things about him. He suddenly came into a state of awareness when his horse stopped in the road. As he looked up, his son stood in the road beside him. His son spoke to him and said, “Father, you are mourning my departure unduly. You are over concerned about my family (his son left a large family of small children) and their welfare. I have much work to do and your grieving gives me much concern. I am in a position to render effective service to my family. You should take comfort, for you know there is much work to be done here and it was necessary for me to be called. You know that the Lord doeth all things well.” So saying, the son departed.

Spencer W. Kimball, Faith Precedes the Miracle (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1972), 43.

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