Friday, April 17, 2015

Female Relief Society October 28, 1878

These are the final pages of the minutes of the 

Female Relief Society 

donated by Beverley Anderson Olsen.


Meeting held Oktober 28, 1878
Opened with singing
Prayer by Sister Peel
Sister Peel opened the meeting.
Minutes from former meeting were read and accepted
Also donations and disbursements from the last month.
Sister Peel rose and felt thankful for the privilege to meet with the Sisters and felt so much pleased for the willingness of the Sisters in contributing their means and labor for the Temple, and hoped that they will continue in the good work. Some good ....... were brought in from the Sisters for the Temple and were handed over to the treasurer for to..... by Sister Morrison.

Sister Simpson felt to bless the Sisters for the good will they showed in the call to the temple, and was thankful that so doing they not neglect the poor, and said that she always felt glad when the poor could get what they need.

Sister Franzen spoke about the good meetings we had and felt benefited in the good instructions that was given, felt blessed for the plenty we had, by hearing the P...... talk about the H........ and the instruction that was telling about the foreign countries.  It seemed curious (?) to go round  taking, but felt alright anyway because she knew the Relief Society is organized from our Prophet, Joseph Smith.  She felt very to hear the counsel in our day meetings.......
not to send our children to a school where we are not to send them ... how long will the priesthood bear with us; hoped we would repent from this .......  We know well enough that this is not right.

Many of the Sisters bore their testimony and meeting was closed with singing and prayer.

MFC Morrison, Pres
Louise Hasler, Sec.

Final pages were a listing of names who had donated to the emigration fund.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Female Relief Society ~ Oct. 14, 1878

Meeting held Oct. 14, 1878

Opened with singing

Prayer by Sister Peel


Sister Morrison opened the meeting in the usual manner.  Minutes from  former meeting were read and accepted.

Sister Morrison talked about Conference coming up soon and we would get our report ready of the temple and wished by no m....s to be behind in this respect, advised the Head teachers to get as many units as possible for the Temple; said every little was accepted.

Talked about Hanah T...gaard, that she was fitted out to go to the city and get her endowments.  Urged the Sisters to remember our wheat donations and advised the teachers to see about it while teaching; time will soon be over.

Sister Migglean brought us in the report of the donations of the North Ward.

Sister Peel made some short remarks from what was said, and felt well and pleased that we were able to do a little something for the building up of the kingdom.  She only wished that the Sisters would take more interest to coming to meeting because it was their duty to do so.

Sister Frandsen bore her testimony and said she would do all she could to gather  something for the temple in her district, and hoped that the sisters would respond to their calling

Meeting then dismissed with singing and prayer.

MFC Morrison,  Pres.

Louise Hasler, Sec.

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.