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A Few Minutes in Menan, Idaho: 15 September 1907

By: Ardis E. Parshall - June 05, 2014

SUN. SEPT. 15TH [1907]

Regular Sunday meeting commenced at 2:25 P.M., present, Counsellors Green and Clark; Coun. Green conducting.

Choir sang hymn, “We thank thee, O God for a prophet.” Elder George Eames offered prayer. Choir sang hymn, “Where the voice of friendship’s heard.” Sacrament was administered by Elders I.W. Merrill and J.L. Jones.

Coun. Clark said it was our duty to follow commandments of God, we’ll receive blessings for doing best we can; desired to do best he could, felt stronger since joining church, lived for church, knew it is true. Contrasted Gospel as taught by latter day saints with teachings of world. Saints have glorious light to follow, but have lots of room to improve. Ought to be more of Priesthood and officers of organizations to meeting.

Urged more unity among the saints with the idea of becoming one in thought. Counselled saints to keep in mind the great reward of the faithful, even if they had to stand the jests of enemies on earth.

Elder Jackway spoke a few moments, did not come to meeting very often, always felt paid for coming.

Elder Z. Ballantyne was present and addressed the meeting; held that attendance at Sunday meeting was an index of people’s love for Gospel, they keep in touch with work and attend to prayer and other duties. Said a man’s mode of life was generally known among the community. women come to church, are anxious to hear the truth, men do not come, have lost love for Gospel. People are in right way if seeking building up of Zion; believed Joseph Smith a prophet, in helping the missionaries, that God has spoken from the heavens, that testimony of wars &c follow testimony of elders and that God has set his hand the second time to gather Israel.

Spoke of young men being ordained to priesthood and never magnifying the calling, after this ordination ought to be examples to others. Spike of grave responsibility of marriage for time and eternity; said young people better not go to temples unless thoroughly convert to Gospel and all its requirements.

Warned the saints against forgetting God in times of prosperity, showed how Book of Mormon recorded God’s punishment of Nephites when lifted up in pride. Counseled not to spend too much time and means on dress – dress good warm but plain.

Coun. O.W. Green spoke a few moments. Choir sang hymn, “O, Ye mountains high.” Benediction by Clarence Hart.

J.H. Yearsley Clerk.



1 Comment »

  1. I once spent a week in Menan on a Tuesday in 1983…

    Comment by rameumptom — June 6, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

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