Friday, September 3, 2010

Female Relief Society February 7, 1876

Meeting held February 7, 1876.  Opened with singing "We Thank Thee O God For a Prophet".  Prayer by Sister Morrison.  Minutes of a former meeting were read and accepted.  Reports of donations and disbursements were read.  Sister Morrison then arose and addressed the sisters and said she was pleased to again be able to meet with them, being prevented from attending the previous meetings on account of sickness, but was truly thankful that the Lord, in his goodness and mercy had been pleased to restore her again to health, so far as to be able to meet with the sisters and unite with them in bearing a faithful testimony.  The great work of the Lord in these last days; desired to be one with the people of God and dwell with the Saints eternally who had obeyed the Gospel because of the love of truth; believing it to be the word of the Lord. To her, had never doubted of its authenticity...............faithful, knowing that the gospel of Jesus Christ was a Savior of life unto life to those who receive it or of condemnation to those who reject it..~ Always felt well when able to respond to any call that was made to help those who were deservedly needy.
And felt a thousand times more happy receiving the blessings of the .......than the praises of the rich. Exhorted the sisters to faithfulness and diligence and hoped there would be found those among them who would willingly come forward to assist those who were not able to continue to go round as teachers.
Sister Peel then bore her testimony of the truth of the gospel and desired to do good and help her power and to sustain those who placed in .......... and give them the benefit of our faith and prayers to teach our children principles of truth and righteousness that they might, by setting them a good example, go and do likewise.  Sister Simpson then bore her testimony and felt well; rejoiced in the privilege she had of coming up to Zion and hoped that the light and knowledge that once being imparted would be continued in as much as we desired and to  live our religion. She hoped that if there were any of the children of the sisters that went to the Presbyterian School, that they would take them away and put them into other schools and use every means in our power to keep our children away from outside influences, knowing as we do that those who are not with us are against us.  And through associations with our children, perhaps would leave impressions............regret.

Sister Peterson said she was pleased to hear what was said and hoped the sisters wanted to keep their children away from those schools and if we asked the lord to help us in faith, doubting nothing, that He would help us and every difficulty, that it was the same God who is with us that was with Joseph Smith.and he would never forsake them who put their trust in Him. 
Sister Cecilia Peterson also bore her testimony and felt glad that she had been able to stand true and faithful to her first covenants.  Also Sister Franzen and Sister Strem.  The meeting closed with singing " Guide Me Thou O Great Jehovah" and prayer by Sister Peel. 
Sister Josephsen, being sick, requested that she should be administered to, which request was attended to by Sister Morrison.  ~ Sister Peel being mouth.
MFC Morrison, Pres.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

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