Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It Hasn’t Always Been the Kirtland Temple

According to BYU Studies, the word “temple” was not used in the Kirtland area during 1835-36. If it wasn’t the Kirtland Temple, then what was it?
a.                  Chapel
b.                  House of the Lord
c.                   Meeting house
d.                  Community Center
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   Sharing the songs of Zion
From the life of Martha Phelps Abraham:   Martha was born in England (South Wales), 1831. She was baptized into the LDS church 14 Feb 1844. She was one of five children. At age twenty-one she married James Abraham, 8 Nov 1852, in England. They were both concert singers, so for the next two years they walked through their native land singing the songs of Zion and bearing fervent testimony to the truthfulness of the gospel. During this two year period of time, Martha gave birth to two children who died in infancy. They had two more children and in 1859 they emigrated to America with their two little girls, sailing on the “Underwriter.” They settled in Pennsylvania where James worked in the coal mines. Another daughter was born there and died in infancy.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publishers Press, 1998), 1:4.

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