Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Helping Them Out

Chief Walker taught the settlers to make what?
a.                  Cabins
b.                  Jerky
c.                   Snowshoes
d.                  Dream catchers
Yesterday’s answer:
(C)   To make certain the person that wanted to join their church convinced the pastor that they belonged
From the life of William Miller:  When William Miller was in his seventeenth year, quite a religious wave passed over their part of the country, and all were anxious to experience its influence—experience of change of heart. He attended the revivals, and after repeated solicitations had his name put down on six month’s trial—it being the rule to take persons on a short trial to prove their sincerity, before admitting them to membership. Just after taking this step he heard an Elder preach the new and strange doctrines then advocated by the “Mormons,” which set him to read the Scriptures, to ascertain for himself as to the truth. He also obtained a Book of Mormon and carefully read its contents, scarcely resting to eat and drink, and found it consistent with the Bible. He attended all the Latter-day Saint meetings in the vicinity for a year, which resulted in his ultimately joining the Latter-day Saints. In the fall of the year of his 18th birthday, his father gave him $1000 and his liberty to commence life for himself. May 1, 1834, he was married to Phebe Scott, of the town of Avon, and they at once commenced housekeeping on their own account. Not getting his money as early in the spring as desired, he turned his attention to farming, and during this season he again because interested in the doctrines taught by the Latter-day Saints. He started for Kirtland, Oct. 12, 1834, where he remained for some three weeks, conversing with the Prophet Joseph and other Elders, with whom he became acquainted. Being now fully convinced he went into the waters of baptism Oct. 28, 1834, and on the following Sunday was confirmed a member of the Church by Sylvester Smith. He started home next day rejoicing in the truth of the gospel.

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 481.  

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