Thursday, April 13, 2017

Brigham’s Preference

What was Brigham Young's preferred building material, to the point he wished the Salt Lake temple was constructed of it?
a.                   Adobe bricks
b.                  Sandstone
c.                   Logs
d.                  Limestone
Yesterday’s answer:
(B)   The baptism of her neighbor
From the life of Anthon H. Lund:   It was not often Brother Lund was molested. Even in places where other Elders had suffered persecution he succeeded in making friends. Sometimes, however, he also tasted the opposite. On one occasion, when he was out inviting people to a meeting in the evening, he came into a house and informed  a woman he met that there would be a meeting that evening, and invited her to attend. “What kind of a meeting?” she asked. “A ‘Mormon’ meeting,” he replied. There came a change over her face instantly and she became a perfect fury. She grabbed her fire-tongs and screamed, “I will give you ‘Mormon’ meeting!” and flew at him. He thought discretion the better part of valor, and ran out of the house, but the woman followed, and in her highest key called on her husband to shoot the “Mormon.” She made such a disturbance that the neighbors came running to see what was the matter Years afterwards, when Brother Lund had charge of the Ephraim Co-op., a lady came into the store and said to him: “You do not know me, but I have seen you once. Do you remember a woman who ran after you with a pair of fire-tongs?” “Yes,” he answered, “but you are not that woman, for her face I have never forgotten.” “No,” she said, “I was her neighbor, and seeing her running after you, I asked her what you had done. She said that you had invited her to a ‘Mormon’ meeting. I became curious to learn something about the ‘Mormons’ and went to the meeting. I heard you speak and was convinced of the truth.” The Lord made use of the wrath of an enemy to further His purpose.   

Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) 1:164.

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