Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A Surprising Change in Weber County

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What change did the church make in Weber county in 1868 that lifted more than a few eyebrows?
a.                   One bishop called to preside over the entire stake
b.                   Three stake presidents called to preside over the entire stake
c.                   One Relief Society president called to preside over the entire stake
d.                   One Elders Quorum President called to preside over the entire stake
Yesterday’s answer:
C   A dream
From the life of Adolph Mosiah Nielsen:   His mother was one of the first converts to “Mormonism” in Norway. She taught her son the true gospel in his early youth, but, like many other young boys, he was not in a hurry to embrace it, until the Lord in a remarkable dream showed him the necessity of being baptized. In his dream he thought he was in a most beautiful hall where his mother and many other Saints were enjoying themselves, while he stood by the door, not being allowed to participate. Then he thought the Saviour appeared in the hall as a most beautiful personage and spoke to the people in a mild way, though with a clear voice, commending them for their faithfulness on earth while passing through much tribulation. Soon a messenger approached Bro. Nielsen and told him to hurry down to the earth where he should find someone to baptize him. After that he attended meetings frequently with his mother.
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 470.

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