Saturday, May 5, 2018

Needing an Extra Hand

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Which of the below listed prophets did not need an extra hand (did not have more than two counselors)?
a.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joseph Smith
b.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joseph F. Smith
c.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David O. McKay
d.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Spencer W. Kimball
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Dead livestock from drinking bad water
As the trail continued southwest toward Independence Rock, good water was rare. Sometimes they found water, but the water wasn’t fit to drink by man or beast, which was the case at a place called Bad Slough. Of this area, one pioneer recorded: “Through the alkali belt, east of South Pass, their losses in cattle were enormous. Many of the men would pay no attention to the warning of the Saints, not to let their cattle drink water strongly impregnated with Saleratus. . . As the result more than 2,000 carcasses of oxen lay strewn along the road in the alkali district, and the offensive smell made it almost impossible to travel in the vicinity.”

Stewart E. Glazier and Robert S. Clark, Journey of the Trail (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1997), 12.

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