Friday, November 2, 2018

In the Interest of Church History

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Andrew Jensen

Turn of the Century (1900) Church Historian, Andrew Jensen, traveled how many miles while in his call in the interest of Church History?
a.                  100, 000 miles
b.                  200,000 miles
c.                   300,000 miles
d.                  400,000 miles
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Returning Civil War soldiers
From the life of John Moburn Kay:   This last mission extended through four years. Honorable released, he set out to return to Utah, but did not reach home alive. It was at the head of a company of emigrating saints that he sailed from London June 3, 1864, on the ship “Hudson.” After reaching New York July 19th, his labors were very arduous. He was a large man, weighing about two hundred and fifty pounds, and the weather was extremely warm. The Civil War was closing, and some of the troops encountered by the emigrants on the way to the outfitting camps at Wyoming, Neb., manifested much bitterness towards them. At one point they drove them though a river, with the rain descending in torrents, which exposure caused much sickness and some deaths in the company. Expostulating with the soldiers on their conduct, Elder Kay said: “If you have no respect for the living, will you not look with mercy on the sick and dying, and consider the sacred dead?” In reply one of the soldiers said, “If you say another word, I will rip you up were Jesus Christ himself.”

Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 662.

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