Huntsville, Weber Co., Utah.
February 12th, 1897.
Editor Juvenile Instructor:
Having see a number of sketches in the Juvenile Instructor I thought I would write a short sketch of my life.
I was born at Huntsville, Weber County, Utah, December 23rd, 1881, which was the date that the Prophet Joseph Smith was born. I was baptized the day I became eight years of age. That day I will never forget, as it was a special fast day for all the Saints of God.
Soon after I was baptized I was taken very ill with scarlet fever. I was very low and lost my speech for a long time. My parents sent for the Elders and through the anointing of oil and the prayer of faith I was healed.
I was ordained a deacon January 8th, 1894, at Huntsville, in which quorum I am still laboring.
My father is on a mission to Denmark. He started on the 25th of January, 1896. A short time after he left I hired out to work to help support him on his mission and to help the family. I have earned my own clothes and sent my father $40.00 to help him, so he could buy tracts and do a good work.
My desire is to live so I can inherit a place in the Kingdom of our Lord.
HENRY J. J. NIELSON