Friday, July 13, 2018

The Third Time Around

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In 1905, President Joseph F. Smith called Elder Jacob Forsberry Gates to a third Hawaiian mission. This had a special assignment attached to it, what was it?
a.                  Produce a new edition of the Book of Mormon in Hawaiian
b.                  The last gathering of Hawaiian Saints to Utah
c.                   Mission President
d.                  Locating and buying land for the Hawaiian Temple
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Connecticut
From the life of Robert Francis Neslen:   In 1858 all the Utah Elders were called home on account of the “Buchannan war,” and Elder Neslen sailed from Liverpool, together with about twenty-seven other missionaries in the ship “Underwriter”, Jan. 21, 1858. Arriving at New York, he tarried to wait on his sick brother, Samuel F. Neslen, who was returning from a mission, but who died in Williamsburg, May 13, 1858. After burying his brother he was appointed to labor as a missionary in New Jersey and Connecticut, until he received word from Church headquarters to return to England and resume his missionary labor in that country. He did so, and after his arrival in Liverpool, June 17, 1858, was appointed to labor in the Glasgow conference, Scotland. Afterward he presided over the Edinburgh conference. Being released from his missionary labors to return home he married Eleanor Stevens Trewella March 10, 1859, and together with his young wife he sailed from Liverpool in the ship “Wm. Tapscott”, April 11, 1859, having charge of a large company of Saints. On the voyage, which was quite pleasant, he solemnized nineteen marriages.

Jenson, Andrew, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jensen History Company, 1914), 2: 519.

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