Category Archives: Pioneer stories

Ephraim Hanks A Model of Obedience

The Walls The following illustrates the way in which the great quality of obedience was part of the character of this legendary pioneer: “On many occasions Ephraim Hanks was rewarded for his obedience to the Prophet Brigham Young. One spring … Continue reading

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Brigham Young’s October 1856 Address

Brigham Young’s address to the Saints October 5, 1856 When Brigham Young heard that the many of the Saints who left with handcarts had left late in the season and that snows were coming early that year in 1856, he … Continue reading

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William Budge – Dedicated Faith in Jesus Christ

William Budge William Budge was a convert to the Church in Scotland, local missionary in the British Mission and on the continent for nine years, pioneer of Utah, and president of Bear Lake Stake for twenty-nine years. William Budge was … Continue reading

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Joseph W.B. Johnson – A Modern Day Miracle

Steadfast African Pioneer 1999 By Dale LeBaron, as found on LDS.org See also: Our Heritage – A People Prepared: Joseph W. “Billy” Johnson  “As a young man, I started searching for spiritual peace,” says Joseph Johnson of his early religious … 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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The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets

The Father and the Son appear to members of The School of the Prophets Kirtland, Ohio 1833 Zebedee Coltrin, a member of the School of the Prophets records: At one of these meetings after the organization of the school, (the … Continue reading

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Brigham Young sustained from heaven

Brigham Young sustained from heaven In the month of February, 1848, the Twelve Apostles met at Hyde Park, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, where a small branch of the Church was established. .. We were in prayer and council, communing together; and … Continue reading

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