Friday, May 10, 2019

Presented with, Prior to Returning

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What was the Quorum of the Twelve presented with in Boston before returning to Kirtland in 1835?
a.                  Personalized scriptures
b.                  Suits
c.                   Fare to ride the railroad and Erie Canal
d.                  Their personal genealogies
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Convert the Jailor
From the life of Caroline Albertine Sanderson Ballantyne:   Caroline’s grandmother, Bertha Jacobson, lived with Caroline’s family. She and Caroline were among the first in Norway to be baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Caroline’s mother, being in poor health, waited until spring to be baptized. Caroline wrote, “The Power of God was bestowed upon us through baptism to such an extent that all signs of sleep left us and we could do nothing but sing songs of glory to the Most High.”   
Upon learning of the baptisms, the priest of her old church was so angry he had the elders arrested and thrown into prison where they remained all winter. (They would have starved had it not been that the Elders converted the night watchman, who carried the food to him that had been prepared in Caroline’s home and she had carried it to the prison and hidden it for the night watchman to find).
Their faith and desire to obey the instructions of the leaders pulled them to Utah in 1855. Caroline wrote, “On November 21, 1854, we left our native land with my dear father, which was one of the greatest trials we ever had to bare. Still, we were happy to be on our way to Zion.” Their ocean voyage from Norway to England was rough but they reached England safely. . .
. . .One day Caroline, returning from a hard day’s work, ate her biscuit so ravenously, it made her sick and she threw it up. “I cried, for it left me hungrier than ever. My grandmother said she was not feeling like eating that day and gave me part of hers. It looked as if we would starve and President Young told us to use roots, weeds, and thistles, that we would be blessed until the grain came, after that they would be cursed (the weeds) and a poison.” This prophecy was verified, for some that had learned to like them continued using them and became sick nigh unto death. The fall of 1856, mother and I gleaned and earned twenty-five bushels of wheat which made us very comfortable for a year.”
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publishers Press, 1998), 1: 144.

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