Thursday, August 16, 2018

Conversion happens in Different Ways

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Elizabeth Heward joined the Church at the birthplace of Mormonism (Palmyra, New York) in 1837. What caused her to convert?
a.                  Visited by the Angel Moroni
b.                  Her husband threw the Book of Mormon into the fire, but it didn’t burn
c.                   Seeing the Gold Plates
d.                  Brigham Young, who wasn’t a member yet, testimony of the gospel
Yesterday’s answer:
D   The Captain was going to bury her dead son at sea
From the life of Martha Rawlings Webb:   The family now included additional children: Laura, Heber, George, and Luella. They left Liverpool on June 21, 1867, on the sailing vessel Manhatten, and started on their trip with 480 other saints. They were very sad because, except for one of William’s sisters, no other members of their families came to tell them good-bye.
One experience happened on the ship that strengthened their faith. Measles broke out on board. Five-year-old George became very ill and appeared to have died. The captain and others were about ready to say a few words from the Bible and bury George in the sea. Heartbroken, Martha pleaded with the captain to leave her alone with him for a few minutes .She prayed earnestly that he would be spared. George raised up and asked her why she was crying. She screamed, and the people rushed to her to find her holding a very live George. Martha was grateful all the days of her life that her prayers had been answered.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories (Talon Printing: Salt Lake City, 2011), 3: 245-246.

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