Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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When Elder Pehr Bjorklund passed away in Sweden while on a mission, who caused problems, making it difficult for his companions to bury him?
a.                   The Lutheran Priest
b.                   The mayor
c.                   State officials
d.                   The Catholic Priest
Yesterday’s answer:
B   Memorize a spelling book
From the life of Francis Martin Pomeroy:   One of the original Utah pioneers of 1847 and a distinguished Indian missionary, was born Feb. 20, 1820, at Somers, Connecticut, the son of Martin Pomeroy and Sybil Hunt. The following interesting sketch of his life is written by his son Francis T. Pomeroy: “Francis Martin Pomeroy was born at the old family homestead, where had lived his ancestors for several generations. He was third in a family of nine children. His parents were humble farmers, living near Somers, and owing to the farm being small and the family large, he was apprenticed to his uncle, Oziah Pomeroy, who required of him hard labor without much recreation. The following instance will illustrate: The day before a circus came to the village Francis asked his uncle’s permission to attend. The uncle, handing him a spelling book, said, ‘If you learn that book by heart, you may go.’ All night the boy studied the book, and just before the time for the circus, he came in triumphant and, to the surprise of his uncle, he repeated the entire contents of the book, word for word.
Andrew Jensen, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, (Salt Lake City: Western Epics, 1971), 3: 488.

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