Friday, June 7, 2019

Prepared by the Lord

Mary Jane Cutcliffe

How was Mary Jane Cutcliffe prepared by the Lord previous to her and her family joining the Church in England?
a.                  Dreams
b.                  Visions
c.                   Missionary visits for many years
d.                  Angelic visits
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Clear his store shelves and give to the construction of the temple
From the life of Edwin Dilworth Woolley Sr.:   One day the Prophet Joseph called upon Edwin and told him that all of the goods in his store were needed for the “building of the kingdom.” So Edwin went to work immediately, packing up all of his merchandise, except those items that he had on commission. He then went to the Prophet and said, “Brother Joseph, I wish to know if you also want the goods I hold on commission and will pay the houses in St. Louis and other places from where I obtained them, and whether you will send teams to take the goods away, or wish me to deliver them?”
The Prophet answered him by asking, “You have packed all your goods except those you hold on commission and are ready to haul them over?” When he said, “Yes,” the Prophet placed an affectionate hand on his shoulder and said, “Take your goods, replace them on your shelves, and go on with your business.” Although most of his time in Nauvoo was spent attending to matters of business, Edwin was one who had no difficulty keeping his personal ambitions subservient to the wishes of Church officials. In doing so, he became a true friend of Joseph Smith who, according to the Woolley children, was a frequent visitor in their home.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories, (Salt Lake City, Utah: Talon Printing, 2011), 3: 311.

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