Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Lifetime Tithe of $680,000

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Which early church member paid a lifetime tithe of $680,000?
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  Heber C. Kimball
c.                   Orson F. Whitney
d.                  Jesse Knight
Yesterday’s answer:
B   A blessing to restore sight
From the life of Matthew Cowley:   Began a six-year term as mission president in New Zealand. Maoris called him “Tumnake,” or great leader.”
On one occasion Cowley was asked to name a fourteen-month-old child and give it a blessing. Matter-of-factly the father added, “While you are giving it its name, give it its sight.” The child was born blind. . . .
“Well, I was scared. I never had that faith. The thing came to me suddenly like lightning out of the blue. But I went on and blessed the baby with a name. It was the longest blessing I think I have ever given. I was using all the words I could think of and had ever thought of. I was trying to get enough inspiration—enough nerve, if you want to call it that, to bless that child with its vision. I finally did.
“Eight months later I saw the child, and the child saw me. . .  Never let this simple faith get away from your life, never let it get away from you. It is the most precious thing you have in your life.”
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 80.

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