What was Joseph Smith famed for in his earlier days?
b. Pulling sticks
c. His revelations
d. His ability to make rootbeer
(C) John Taylor when in a storm at sea
The following from John Taylor’s Journal:
“While crossing the British Channel the ship he sailed in encountered severe storms, which lasted a number of days. He saw several ships wrecked in the storm, and the captain and officers of his own ship expected hourly that she would go down. But not so with our young emigrant. The voice of the Spirit was still saying within him, ‘You must yet go to America and preach the gospel.’ ‘So confident was I of my destiny,’ [John] remarks, ‘that I went on deck at midnight, and amidst the raging elements felt as clam as though I was sitting in a parlor at home. I believed I should reach America and perform my work.’”
B. H. Roberts, The Life of John Taylor, Third President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1963), 28-29