Saturday, October 23, 2010

Female Relief Society April 3, 1876

Meeting held April 3rd, 1876.  Opened with singing My God the Spring of all my joys.  Prayer by Sister Peel.  Minutes of former meeting were read and accepted.  Also reports of donations and disbursements.

Sister Morrison talked of the emigration and of the responsibility that rested upon us as Saints of the most High.  That we had come up to Zion, received our washings and ... and new of the blessings accruing from observance of the ordinances.  That it was our duty to use every lawful effort in our power to assist in the gathering of the honest in heart, that they too, might have an opportunity of coming up to Zion to learn the law of the Lord and assist in building up his kingdom that His will might be done on earth as it was done in heaven.
Fifteen of the sisters present donated liberally towards the emigration and a general good feeling was present.

Sister Peel bore her testimony.  Sister Simpson said she was desirous to live her religion and walk in humility and do unto others as she would be done unto.. hoped to live to do the will of the Lord and keep His commandments.

Sister c. Peterson said she felt well in the church and kingdom of God, and was desirous to do all the good she could and share her faith by her works.  Many of the sisters bore their testimony in the Danish language.

There was a great deal said about the dirty meeting house and two of the sisters were appointed as  a d....tion.  Sister Peel and Simpson to call upon Bishop  to see what arrangements could be entered into that it might be regularly cleaned and attended to, knowing that the state in which it was now kept was a disgrace to Mt. Pleasant. 

It was proposed and seconded that Sister Stena Nelson be admitted as a member of our Society.  Vote was unanimous.

Meeting closed with singing "From all That Dwells Beneath the Skies.
Benediction by Sister Jensen.

MFC Morrison President
Secretary .....

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