Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hidding From his Parents

What did Robert Aveson hide from his parents for 3 ½ years?
a.                  The fact that he was a member of the Church
b.                  His personal copy of the Book of Mormon
c.                   The fact that he was attending LDS meetings as a non-member
d.                  The missionaries living in a shed on their property
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Bishop
From the life of Orson Ferguson Whitney:   His appointment to the Bishopric, on the evening of July 14, 1878, came as a complete surprise. He was on his way to the Ward meeting, then held in Pres. Brigham Young’s old school house, inside the Eagle Gate, when he met a friend, who invited him to go elsewhere. “No,” said Whitney, jocularly, “I must go to meeting; they are going to put me in Bishop to-night;” and went on, little dreaming that such was indeed the case. He had been told that a Bishop would be chosen that night, but had no idea upon whom the choice would fall. He was astounded when the president of the Stake, addressing the people, said, “It is proposed that Orson F. Whitney be the Bishop of the Eighteenth Ward.”

Andrew Jenson, L.D.S Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901) Vol. 1, 677.

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