Monday, December 10, 2018

In Spite of the Promise

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Apostle Orson Hyde promised Sarah Emily Wall and her brother that if they listened to their leaders that they would make the long journey from England to the Salt Lake Valley in safety. They did, but what was Sarah called on to endure in spite of the promise?
a.                  Survived the Willie and Martin Handcart company ordeal
b.                  Survived a native kidnapping
c.                   Survived the Missouri mobbers
d.                  Survived a wolf attack
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Stuck in a whirlpool
From the life of Charlotte Jenkins Cole:   Charlotte’s mother died when she was about four years old. She joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with her father, sister, and two brothers.
They came to America in a sailing vessel and while they were on the ocean, they got into a whirlpool for over five hours. They ship’s captain feared they would be stuck here going round and round until food and water ran out. The Saints on board the ship knelt in prayer for deliverance. A giant tidal wave rose in the ocean and swept the ship out of the whirlpool. They were on the ocean six weeks.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 631.

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