Friday, October 12, 2018

Extending the Call to Counselor in a Bishopric and Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve

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L. Tom Perry was called by the same individual to be a counselor in a bishopric and again many years later to an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve. Who was it that called L. Tom Perry to both positions?
a.   David O. McKay
b.   Thomas S. Monson
c.   Harold B. Lee
d.   Spencer W. Kimball
Yesterday’s answer:
A   6
When Matthew Cowley was only six years of age, he received a patriarchal blessing in which his remarkable ministry among the Maoris was foreshadowed: “you shall be sent as a delegate to the ten tribes and will become a leader and an interpreter in the midst of that people, and because of the power of God that shall be with you and the blessings of the Almighty, you shall be greatly beloved by that people.” At the age of seventeen Elder Cowley served a mission to New Zealand and witnessed the fulfillment of the promise that he would be “an interpreter.” He translate the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price into the native New Zealand tongue and edited the Book of Mormon, which had previously been translated. This mission lasted five years, from 1914 to 1919, and included the period of World War I. In 1938 he returned as mission president for an eight-year assignment spanning World War II. During this time he and his missionaries carried the message of peace to the war-threatened New Zealanders.

Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 481-482.

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