Sunday, August 28, 2016

Raking in the Marbles

It was said that Jeddy M. Grant was such a great marble player that he was able to use his extra marbles to get other young men to do what for him?    
a.                  His homework
b.                  His farm chores
c.                   His household chores
d.                  His home teaching
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   The Church of England
The following from the life of George Teasdale:   Although his mother was a member of the Church of England, he was not at all impressed by the doctrines which were advanced and was not confirmed into the church. Still, he received many impressions on religious subjects from his mother, and from his childhood up he was a student of the Scriptures. In the year 1851, he learned for the first time something of the principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This information came to him through a tract issued by the Tract Society of the Church of England, entitled “Mormonism.” Shortly after this, a man who belonged the Church came to work at the establishment where Brother Teasdale was employed. Although this brother was a plain, unassuming man, he bore a powerful testimony, and there was no doubt in his mind as to the truthfulness of this work. His fellow workmen ridiculed him and argued with him, but he was never overcome. So impressive was this humble man’s testimony that at least one of his associates was led to investigate the principles of the gospel as he explained them. Brother Teasdale became interested in this unpopular religion, and, as is always the case, he met with opposition from his friends and acquaintances. They endeavored to show him the folly of the step which they feared he was about to take, and told him that all his bright prospects for life would be ruined if he persisted in such a course. But when a mind such as that possessed by George Teasdale becomes convinced that a thing is right, it requires more than the opposition of friends to turn it from its purpose. Therefore, without allowing their ridicule to alter his determination, he rendered obedience to what he knew as a law of God. After his baptism, Aug. 8, 1852, he, like nearly all young converts, felt that many would believe his testimony.

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) 1:144-145.

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