Thursday, October 19, 2017

He Wasn’t Too Sure He Should Be Baptized

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When Homer Duncan was on his mission, he was approached by a man that desired baptism, however, as they neared the water’s edge, the man was hesitant because of a physical injury to his foot. Elder Duncan convinced the man to be baptized anyways. What happened during the baptism?
a.                  The man hurt his other foot
b.                  The man was healed
c.                   The man died
d.                  The man broke his leg
Yesterday’s answer:
a.                  Susa Young Gates
A glimpse beyond the public Susa Gates at her roles as daughter, wife, mother, and friend attests that Gates’s personal life contributed equally to her reputation as Utah’s “most distinguished daughter.” Gates’s tie to her father was foremost. He could do no wrong, yet on occasion Gates tiptoed around him to exert her will. Initially, Brigham Young refused to name his baby daughter: “The mother names the girls and I name the boys.” In later years, the parents disagreed on their daughter’s name. Brigham insisted she had been named Susan in honor of his sister, and Lucy persisted that she had been named Susanne after a nurse at her birth. Always her father’s advocate, Susa made peace: “Well, father, if you think my name ought to be Susan—Susan it shall be to the end of the chapter.” The name “Susa” held, used as a pen name and recorded in her father’s will because “some blundering clerk” left off the “n”.

Chronicles of Courage, Lesson Committee (Salt Lake City: Talon Printing, 1996) Vol. 7, 269.

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