Friday, November 9, 2018

Christ-like Living

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Because of forethought and planning, Brother Thomas Grover of Farmington had grain to sell when others didn’t. He could have sold for the going price at $5/ bushel, but chose not to. What did he do with his grain?
a.                  Gave it all to the tithing yard
b.                  Gave it all to the Relief Society
c.                   Sold it at the tithing office price, but gave it free to widows
d.                  Gave it all to the natives
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Jedediah Grant
[Jedediah] Grant was one of the most unusual men of the Mormons’ first generation. Following a Mormon miracle that healed his mother, he was baptized at age seventeen and never looked back. Although the leaders in that first generation were markedly youthful, Grant became one of the First council of the Seventy at age twenty-nine and was an apostle by age thirty-eight in April 1854. Tall, gaunt, and angular, he wore a beard that looked like a thin filigree pasted to his lower chin. There was, however, nothing theatrical or decorative about him. “I am not of that class that believes in shrinking,” he once said. “If there is a fight on hand, give me a share in it.” Small wonder that he would be nicknamed “Brigham’s sledge hammer.”

Ronald W. Walker and Matthew J. Grow, The People Are “Hogafeed or Humbugged”: The 1851-52 National Reaction to Utah’s “Runaway” Officers, Journal of Mormon History, Fall 2014, 15-16.

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