Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rubbing Shoulders with the Greats


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Joseph Fielding Smith
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Which prophet/prophets did Joseph Fielding Smith not live at the same time the prophet was alive?
a.                  Joseph Smith
b.                  Brigham Young
c.                   John Taylor
d.                  Wilford Woodruff
Yesterday’s answer:
B   A wolf attack stopped
The next ten years of Lorenzo Snow’s life were spent in serving four missions for the Church—two to Ohio, one to Kentucky and Illinois, and one to England, where he help increase the membership of the Church several times over. Following his return from these missions, he made the trek to Utah and there, in February 1849, was chosen as an apostle. The next winter, a small band of missionaries including Elder Snow set out on a treacherous journey across the plains to fulfill a mission to Italy. Again the Lord paved the way of this faithful man with miracles. As he and the other missionaries made their way across the snow-laden prairies, the wind preceded them, blowing the snow from their pathways and making it relatively easy for them to advance.
Once a warring band of two hundred Indians descended upon the small company with the obvious intent of doing violence to them. They were rushing toward the group of missionaries “like a mighty torrent.” Brother Snow recorded: “They approached within a few paces, and in another moment we should be overwhelmed, when lo, an alarm like an electric shock struck through their ranks and stayed their career, as an avalanche, sweeping down the mountain side, stops in the midst of its course by a hand unseen. The Lord had said, ‘Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.’” A third time the Lord intervened to expedite the journey of his servants: “When we arrived on the banks of the great Missouri, her waters immediately congealed for the first time during the season, thus forming a bridge over which we passed to the other side; this was no sooner accomplished than the torrent ran as before.”
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 50-51.

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