Friday, September 20, 2019

Chaplain during WW I

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Which General Authority served as a U.S. army chaplain during WWI
a.                  Heber J. Grant
b.                  B. H. Roberts
c.                   Mattias F. Cowley
d.                  Anthon H. Lund
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Jesse Knight
From the life of Jesse Knight:   Prospecting on the east side of Godiva Mountain near Eureka, Utah, Knight sat down under a tree to rest. Suddenly he heard a voice: “This country is here for the Mormons.” A short time later, he dreamed about a rich vein of ore. The location was indelibly impressed on his mind, and when he went there, it was exactly as he had dreamed.
When he offered Jacob Roundy a partnership in the mine, the experienced Roundy replied, “I do not want an interest in a damned old humbug like this.” “Humbug” struck Knight’s fancy, and when a 150-foot shaft was completed, he christened it “Humbug Mine.”
Two months later Knight and his partners struck a fabulously rich vein of lead and silver ore. Removing the first wheelbarrow of ore himself, Knight declared, “I have done the last day’s work that I ever expect to do where I take another man’s job from him. I expect to give employment and make labor from now on for other people.”
“Uncle Jesse” then proceeded to make good a promise he had made to himself a few years before. He paid his back tithing, with compound interest. President Heber J. Grant later disclosed that Knight paid a lifetime tithe of $680,000—more than the entire Church tithes collected in 1893.
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 147.

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