Wednesday, June 1, 2016

He Pulled Through on His Vow

As a seven-year old boy, what future prophet of the church vowed he would get the home back when he was a man at the time his family was being forced from the home?
a.                  George Albert Smith
b.                  Harold B. Lee
c.                   Thomas S. Monson
d.                  Heber J. Grant
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  That he would make it into Jackson County or die trying
The following from the journal of Luke Johnson:
In May I started with Zion's Camp for Missouri, on which journey I acted as pioneer, and went before the camp--marked the signs of the times and the situation of our enemies. Having made a declaration before I started that I would go into Jackson County, or die in the attempt, in company with my brother Lyman and others I procured a boat, and rowed over the Missouri River and landed in Jackson County, where we discharged three rounds of our small arms, and immediately got into the boat, and with all our energies rowed back. Meanwhile the mob in Jackson County lined the shore, and commenced firing upon us, their balls skimming the waters near us. After landing I returned fire and shot across the Missouri River.

The Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star 26 (1864):834-36; 27 (1865):5-7.

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