Thursday, June 16, 2016

“Hot Drinks”

When Joseph Smith was asked what is meant by “hot drinks” shortly after he received the Word of Wisdom, what did he state?
a.                  Hot chocolate
b.                  Hot tea and coffee
c.                   Hot Rum
d.                  Hot soup
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   A man he saw in vision that he was to teach the gospel to
Mischa Markow was one of the first Latter-day Saint missionaries to southeastern Europe. He was born 21 October 1854 to a Serbian family living in Czernyn, Torontal Megye, Hungary. Following a pilgrimage to the Holy Land he went to Alexandria, Egypt. President Jacob Spori of the Turkish mission, then visiting Palestine, saw in a vision a man in Alexandria to whom he could teach the gospel, so he immediately went there. Both boarded the same ship bound for Constantinople. Aboard ship Spori recognized Markow as the man he had seen in his dream, taught him the gospel, and baptized him in Constantinople on 1 February 1887. A year later Markow was ordained an elder and sent as a missionary to Belgium, where he labored until emigrating to Utah in 1892.
Arnold K. Garr et al., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000), 708.

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