Winter Quarters to the Great Salt Lake Challenge #6 Endure to the End
D&C 136 31 My people must be tried in all things, that they may be prepared to receive the glory that I have for them, even the glory of Zion; and he that will not bear chastisement is not worthy of my kingdom. 33 For my Spirit is sent forth into the world to enlighten the humble and contrite,
D&C 98 12 For he will give unto the faithful line upon line, precept upon precept; and I will try you and prove you herewith. “Prove” Hebrew- two meanings 1) Try/Test 2) Perfect and perfect you herewith
Eliza R. Snow March 1 st, 1846 Lo, a mighty host of Jacob, Tented on the western shore Of the noble Mississippi, They had crossed, to cross no more. At the last day-dawn of winter, Bound with frost and wrapped in snow; Hark! the cry is "Onward, onward! Camp of Israel, rise and go." All at once is life and motion- Trunks, and beds, and baggage fly; Oxen yoked, and horses harnessed, Tents rolled up and passing by: Soon the carriage wheels are moving, Onward to a woodland dell, Where at sunset all are quartered- Camp of Israel, all is well. Thickly 'round the tents are clustered, Neighb'ring smokes together blend; Supper served, the hymns are chanted, And the evening prayers ascend. Therefore, to your tents, O Jacob! Like our Father Abra'm dwell; God will execute His purpose- Camp of Israel, all is well.
Pres. Kimball And may the Lord bless us, his servants, who have raised our hands this day… that from this time forth we may, like the children of Israel, uphold his hands and shout as did the children of Israel in one voice: "All that thou commandest us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we will go. (Josh. 1:16-17.) "To your tents, O Israel," stand firm and loyal and immovable. (April Conference, 1970)