Friday, March 13, 2015

Rellief Society Meeting September 30, 1878

Meeting held September 30, 1878

Opened with singing  "Come Let Us Renew, Our Journey Pursue"

Prayer by Sister Peel

Sister Peel addressed the Sisters and said that she learned that Sister Morrison was called out to attend the Lake's Child that was dead.

Minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted; also donations and disbursements were read out.

Sister Peel felt to have a short meeting as only a few sisters had attended she herself felt not spirit well; said that she was always glad to hear the Report; that we were able to do something for the poor and if there was lacking something in the Society that she could help out with fast offering that was kept at her house.She always felt to go to meeting and hoped the Sisters would take more interest in coming to meeting after this.

She bore her testimony, said that she always liked to do the best she can and had that feeling  ever since she joined this church.  She never went to a Sister Meeting yet before she prayed to the Lord in secret.

Sister Simpson felt like to bear her testimony, spoke in regard to the poor; said she liked to fill the orders and give them what they needed; said there was plenty of flour in the store but nothing else.
And wished the sisters would remember when they had a little butter or a little meat to spare, there was nothing of that kind in the........  She prayed the Lord would bless Sister Morrison and her councilors  and the Twelve Apostles and every home of the members of the church and Kingdom, Amen

Sister Franzen felt to bear her testimony to this great Latter Day Work; felt greatly blessed that the gospel was brought to her native country and could have the principles embraced there.That we are to think of this great blessing a little more and think of ourselves that what is required of us a little more and should think of our duty that was required of us a little more.  Hoped that the sisters would come more to meeting in the future so that we could see and hear and thinking in all the prayers of our Society; also the poor should appreciate what the Society was for them.

Many of the Sisters bore their testimony and a good spirit prevailed.

Meeting was closed with singing and prayer by Sister Frandsen.

MFC Morrison, Pres
Louise Hasler, Sec.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Female Relief Society, September 12 th 1878

Meeting held September 12th 1878

Opened with singing "Oh My Father, Thou that Dwellest".

Prayer by Sister Hasler

Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters and felt glad to be able to meet with the Sisters again, said that she was kept away from meeting last time on account of attending to a dead person but her faith and mind was with the sisters. .............She said that many cases of harsh sickness was among us and urged the sisters to sustain all with their faith and prayers that they may be restored to health again, especially, Sister Lake that was.........for spirit a time we should remember her in our prayers every day that she might be a comfort and help for her family, like she has always been.

A good many other good instruction were given in regard to our children and other principles of the Gospel; and hoped that the sisters would attend meetings more is over.

Sister Madsen rose and was very glad to meet with the Sisters after being absent for a while,........said she was tempted to resign her office of Counselor, but thought she was in ...........every time when the thought like that came in her mind,  ........feeling it was a duty for everyone to do what they can for the building up this......anyhow........  Her prayer that we may.........for good reason.

The business was attended to.  Sister G.....Frandsen and Sister M.......were appointed as teachers in the North Ward  and Sister Tidwell and Sister  ?Larsen in the South Ward.  These teachers should keep a book to account for all the donations that are given to them and also the Temple.donations with the names of every sister that gives, also ......... that would be made in each Ward...........   Some arrangements were made for go to the City to get her endowments.   Sister Morrison offered to see to her widows..................     to go through the house  .......Sister Josephine.......for her.

Sister Hafen, Sister Fechser and Sister Fowles gave a......., as a temple donation made by them.

The meeting was dismissed with singing, "How Firm A Foundation"; and prayer given by Sister Johnson.

MFC Morrison, Pres

Louise Hasler, Sec.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Female Relief Society September 1, 1878

Meeting held Sept. 1, 1878.

Opened with singing.

Prayer by Sister Peel

Singing in Danish.

Sister Peel opened the meeting as Sister Morrison was called away.

to a Dead Person.

Donations were read and disbursements from the last month; also the donation for our missionaries, Brother Franzen and Brother Jensen which amounted to $30.00.

Sister Peel then bore her Testimony, felt thankful for our Heavenly Father, that He had brought the Everlasting Gospel to her native country and had helped her so she could embrace.

She said that she heard a letter read from a Missionary, it said that parents would give their children away and would be glad if anyone would take them; felt glad to come to meeting.  She thanked the Sisters in the name of the Missionaries for the money that was gathered so willingly from the Sisters and said that she went down to Brother Jensen, and could see how glad he was for it.  And before he left, he came to see Sister Peel  and told her again to remember his thanks to the Sisters and wished them to remember them and sustain them with their faith and prayers.  She urged the Sisters to come to Meeting and to   one their duty.

She said that she likes to come up to her duty all the time. If she was well or sick, if she only knew that nothing was on her mind that she has to be sorry for.

Sister Simpson rose and was glad for the opportunity

to meet with the Sisters. She felt that we were a blessed people to live in this peaceful valley and these mountains, and hoped we all would realize this blessing and as the Lord blesses us with plenty, we should try to do the best we can for the building up of His kingdom and always be on our guard; not to do any wrong or hurt anyone's feelings.

Most all of the Sisters present bore their testimonies in a faithful manner.

Meeting was closed with singing and prayer by Sister Simpson.

MFC Morrison, Pres.

Louise Hasler, Sec.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Female Relief Society ~ June 1878

Meeting held 8th, 1878

Opened with singing "Oh My Father, Thou Do Dwellest".

Prayer by Sister Peel

Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters feeling so much pleased to see so many of the Sisters coming to meeting and hoped and prayed that they have come here to be benefited and having their good desire in their heart to come again and unite with the Sisters and celebrate the spirit of God.

The minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted; also the minutes of the 22nd of June.  Then Sister Morrison thought it best to put business up to the next meeting and have this meeting for a Testimony meeting; hoped  that the Sisters will be free and bear their testimony; urged the Sisters to be grateful and thankful to the Lord that He has brought us out of (?).....and home to Zion.  She only wished that we could live (?) before the Lord day after day; exhorted Sisters  to be Prayerful and try to overcome that spirit and influence  that advise try to overcome us and try to lead us astray. (???)

She talked about the great responsibility that rests upon us as mothers in Israel to raise up our children in truth and righteousness and make them useful for this reat work roll on.  She also felt much pleased to hear of the young Sisters, that she had a good meeting where everyone felt the Spirit of God richly manifested.

Sister Peel also bore her Testimony; felt so much benifited in the good meetings she attended when our visiting Sisters were here; especially spoke a good deal about the gospel instruction was given in Fairview; and said that she only wished the spirit would move upon her with that much power as he did when she heard the speaker, but  many things slipped from her mind but was sure that it had done much good.

Sister Simpson felt very glad to see so many Sisters together for a good purpose and prayed to God that all may feel to continue and bore her Testimony.

Sister Seely bore her Testimony; felt glad to meet and spoke upon our children.  If we do our duty and teach them good principles, we let the .......consequence(?) follow; if we do that in combination with prayer, their actions will not be for us to answer, it will fall to their own condemnation.

Mother Watkins bore her Testimony; felt so glad to be here, thought it was the best meeting she had attended since she came from the old country and said she would come again and wished that her name would be enrolled as a member of the Society.

Many of the Sisters spoke in their own language and a good spirit prevailed.

Meeting closed with singing and benediction.

Louise Hasler, Secretary

MFC Morrison, President

The following names were given in as member of the Society:

Maren Christensen

Christina Watkin

Maria Eglund

Ema Pay

Rozil Andersen

Chesta Olsen

The acceptance of these Sisters as members of our Society was moved and seconded  and unanimously carried.

Hanah Petersen

Retina Day

Sophia Miller

were set apart to the Visiting Committee.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Female Relief Society ~ June 22, 1878

Meeting held Jun 22, 1878

Opened with singing "Oh My Father Thou Dwellest"

Prayer by Sister L. Peterson

Sister Simpson addressed the Sisters, in the absence of Pres. Sister Morrison. Asked the Lord to bless her and give her a portion of the good spirit that she may say something for their benefit; bore her testimony to the great Latter Day Saint work; felt so much blessed, instructed and benefitted of the good counsel that we had from Sister Eliza Snow and Zina Young.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Female Relief Society, June 22, 1878 ~ A visit from Eliza R. Snow and Zina Young

Meeting held June 22, 1878

Opened by singing by the Choir

Prayer by  Edward Cliff

Singing by the choir.

Sister Morrison called the congregation to order and introduced Sister Eliza R. Snow and Sister Zina Young.

Sister E. Snow addressed the meeting and said that she had the opportunity to meet with the Sisters and she read our  .......... report and found it very recommending(?) but that it was not all that she likes to see.  She likes to see just as much the important part of the work of the Society. If the sisters work morally and spiritually, if this cultivates the Spirit of God.

Ask all if they were aware of

the work as a member of the Society, such as a member of the Latter Day work or if some of us have gone to sleep and grown cold. If that is the case then

 maybe you are certainly unhappy and what is more in Heaven and on Earth then the happiness of this kingdom would be in this Last Days.(?)

Then she spoke about the celestial law when it was revealed to her in the days of

.......?  She did not understand a thing about it, but the Spirit of God taught her and ..... that she get it and understand more.  She was glad that.....said one more......shows what important duty lays upon the women to bring up our children as useful instruments in the Latter Day Work, and useful and worthy of a nation.  It says, show me the women of a nation and I will tell what this nation is. "Think about this Sister and think and put it to practice in your families and in your homes.  We have no time to..........that was the law for us.

She thanked the brethren for coming and was, and was always glad to see them come to meeting, hoped that they felt benefited by..

She did not come to preach to you because she thought she was better than you but we have our duties to perform and every day of our life we should think of our duty as mothers and as ......workers in the great and glorious work.

She spoke again about plural marriage as a principle that was given to us to.......... prepare us for exaltation and glory that God has promised to them that will practice it............

Sister Elisa is a little greedy, but I am only that much greedy that I want to obtain all the blessings and exaltation that God will restore upon us if we only keep His commandments.  If a man is married to one wife and thinks he can obtain the same blessings and glory than a man that has more wives and endure all the trials and troubles therewith.  We should not ........ourselves with that.  We have to overcome all things that will hinder us to keep the commandments of God.  Would you want a man that loves only one wife at the time.  Who would not despise such a man?  But would you want a man that would promise you that he would never take another?  I would not have him if he was the only man in the world.

If we want to come up to our duty, we have to meet often, and that way obtain the Spirit of God.  This makes our homes happy.  A woman that has the Spirit of God in her heart is kind to her husband, kind to her children.  A woman that attends her meetings can do more work. The woman that day after day works and toils will never overcome her work and certainly be unhappy and makes all her........unhappy.  A woman that day after day tries to do her duty and is willing to improve in all good things until she is called away....... she will meet her friends that have gone before her...... sisters they want to become