Monthly Archives: November 2016

The First Sunday School in Utah

Richard Ballantyne Richard Ballantyne, convert to the Church, pioneer of Utah and founder of the first Latter-day Saint Sunday School, was born in Whitridgebog, Scotland, on August 26, 1817. When Richard was eleven years of age, his father died, and … Continue reading

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Edwin Rushton’s account of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Edwin Rushton meets the Prophet Joseph Smith 1843 Account Told by His Son After sailing from England, our immigrant company reached Nauvoo, April 13, 1843. Father was very anxious to find the members of his family already established there, and … Continue reading

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Dennison L. Harris and Robert Scott help to save Joseph Smith’s life

Dennison L. Harris and Robert Scott: heroic young men The following story about Dennison Lott Harris and Robert Scott comes to us from a book by William Berrett called The Restored Church. To me, this story is miraculous for several … Continue reading

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Private choices affect us all

First, adults need to understand, and our children should be taught, that private choices are not private; they all have public consequences. “There is a popular notion that doing our own thing or doing what feels good is our own … Continue reading

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The miracle of the seagulls and the “States Goods Prophecy”

The miracle of the seagulls and the “States Goods Prophecy” Now came a series of trials differing from anything the Saints had yet experienced. Indeed, it seemed as if they were fated to literally “endure all things,” and like the … Continue reading

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Man is but a tenant of his physical body

Man is but a tenant of his physical body Man is but a tenant of his physical body. This view was very impressively expressed by ex-President of the United States John Quincy Adams. He was accosted on the streets of … Continue reading

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The temporal salvation of man

The temporal salvation of man Taken from an address at a Church Welfare Meeting, Salt Lake Tabernacle, General Conference, Saturday, April 5, 1941. In 1897 when I was on my first mission, I found myself, one morning, distributing tracts in … Continue reading

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David O. McKay’s prompting in Hawaii

A prompting saves David O. McKay and others from certain death This incident is detailed by Virginia Budd Jacobsen. It happened in 1921, while President McKay and Elder Hugh Cannon were making a tour of the missions of the world. … Continue reading

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The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer

The faith of Catherine and Orson Spencer One such was Catherine Spencer. When she joined the Church, her parents became embittered and angry, disowning her and refusing to allow her to ever return to their home or even to correspond … Continue reading

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Examining the Enemy

Major Michael Duncan Jones U.S. Army Afghanistan, September 2004–February 2005 In addition to serving as brigade flight surgeon on Bagram Air Base, I also worked in the base hospital’s emergency room and as the physician for the detainee facility. There … Continue reading

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