Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hearing the Gospel from Parley P. Pratt

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Parley P. Pratt

Cleo Heavener was taught the gospel by Parley P. Pratt and eventually converted to the Church. What was the setting when learning the gospel from Parley?
a.                  At his home
b.                  At work, while giving Parley a haircut
c.                   At work, while taking care of Parley’s horse and wagon
d.                  While relaxing on the beach
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Death rate
During the first two years the pioneers spent in the valley, many health problems were caused by difficult living conditions as they did their best to survive in wagon boxes, tents, and adobe rooms that were often overcrowded and inadequate. According to the U.S. Census quoted by Benjamin G. Ferris, Secretary of the Territory, the death rate those first years was one death in every forty-eight person, the highest of all the states and territories.
To rectify this problem, the Council of Health was formed early in 1849. The LDS History Journal, February 21, 1849, stated, “Willard Richard had a medical conference in his wagon in the afternoon; similar meetings had been held during the past three or four weeks.” A Council of Health was formed, and in addition to Dr. Richards, the members were Heber C. Kimball and Priddy Meeks. This committee, plus Dr. William A. Morse, Dr. Samuel L. Sprague, and Professor Carrington, met often to reduce causes and increase the curing of disease.

Lesson Committee, Museum Memories-Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Talon Printing, 2010), 2: 82-83.

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