Saturday, December 22, 2018

Christmas Day 1851, Salt Lake City

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Where was the "Christmas Party of 1851" held in 1851?
a.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Beehive House
b.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Social Hall
c.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The temple construction site
d.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Hotel Utah
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Taking gifts to those in need
From the life of Melvin Joseph Ballard:   In 1884 he was ordained a Deacon. In this capacity, as a boy, he first learned obedience in the operations of the Priesthood. He was prompt in attending his quorum meetings, in caring for the Ward meeting house, keeping it clean, making fires, and in doing whatever was essential for the comfort of those who attended Ward gatherings. In those days it was customary for the Deacons’ quorums through the Church to chop wood for the widows and poor among the people, and in this work young Melvin took great delight. Especially was it his custom to spend a part of each Christmas day, with a sleigh as a vehicle, in distributing gifts which had been given through his father, the Bishop, for the blessings and comfort of the widows and orphans and those in need.
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 744-745.

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