Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Caught By Surprise

When Joseph and Hyrum Smith were crossing the Mississippi River from Montrose, Iowa to Nauvoo during August of 1842, they were surprised when what happened to them?
a.                  Their boat sunk
b.                  The Angel Moroni appeared
c.                   Fish started jumping into the boat
d.                  The Missouri mob started chasing them in a boat
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Lyman Cowdery
We have, at one time or another, been taught the Oliver Cowdery story; how it was that Oliver, being a school teacher, stayed with the Smith’s, and the rest is history. Nevertheless, it might amaze you that he was not supposed to be in the area, or at the Smith’s for that matter. Listen to this:
   Early in 1829 one of Oliver’s older brothers, Lyman Cowdery, was hired to teach at the village school in Manchester Township close to where Joseph Smith’s family lived. Lyman was unable to fulfill his commitment and suggested that the trustees hire his brother Oliver. Approved by the trustees, one of whom was Hyrum Smith, Oliver commenced teaching . . .

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church History In The Fulness Of Times (Salt Lake City: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1993), 53.

Go to and check out the updated index. I'm currently linking the index to the blog stories. This will be a great resource for anyone researching a talk, lesson, or just for general knowledge. Just click on the date of the story that you are interested in and you will be taken to the blog story (Currently, I've linked from A-H and am working on I-L). Test it out and give it a try. I will also work on the pictures. Many of the early pictures I used when I first started the blog back in Mar. of 2012 and continuing into 2013 are small and blurred, only because I wasn't as practiced when I first started the blog. I will be updating many pictures. Also, I'm about two years behind (June 2014 to present) on adding these stories to the index. I have a lot of work to do, but with time I will make the blog more user friendly.

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