Sunday, October 15, 2017

Most Likely the Strangest Calling in the Church

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Charles Henry Crow of the Salt Lake Eleventh Ward most likely had the strangest call in Church history (1850’s into the 1860’s). What was his call?
a.                  Relief Society President
b.                  Young Woman’s President
c.                   Primary President
d.                  Ward Special Police Captain
Yesterday’s answer:
C.   Susa Young Gates
Susa Young Gates:   Gates was the only woman to occupy an office in the LDS Church Office Building. She called most LDS Church leaders by pet nicknames while inspiring their confidence: “I was jokingly referred to by one of the church authorities as the Thirteenth Apostle. He told me that if he could just put breeches on me, he would put me in the quorum.” Described by a journalist-colleague as a “courageous thinker, a clear speaker and a direct observer.” Gates’s presence at LDS general conference sessions was institutionalized at the press table where she occupied a reserved seat for fifty years.

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

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