Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Showing the Way

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Patty Bartlett Sessions

What did Patty Bartlett Sessions feel the need to show by example to the younger generation of young women?
a.                  How to visit teach/minister
b.                  How to conduct the music
c.                   How to quilt
d.                  The laying on of hands
Yesterday’s answer:
C   Joseph Smith
In addressing the Relief Society in Nauvoo, Joseph Smith discussed such gifts, indicating that “no matter who believeth, these signs, such as healing the sick, casting out devils, etc. should follow all that believe, whether male or female.” Women exercised all these gifts, particularly the healing of the sick. Though such dramatic manifestations of the Spirit were certainly not part of every gathering of Mormon women, they seem to have had widespread impact on sisters through the end of the nineteenth century and during the early years of the twentieth century.
Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 19.

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