Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Female Relief Society ~ January 22, 1877

Meeting held the 22nd January 1877 Opened with singing.. Prayer by Sister Peel Singing Sister Morrison opened the meeting and said that this was our business meeting and we would attend to that first.  The collections were read and the expenditures also. After that Sister Morrison read a letter from the Sisters of Ephraim as  requested by Sister Elise snow to take shares of the book that was called: "The Women's of Mor.....  The latter said that the Sisters throughout the territory will take shares and each share is 25 #.  Manti offered one share and Ephraim also.  So the Sisters counseled together and found best to take one share and have dances until we have raised the.....#. It was also moved and seconded that Christiana Jorgesen was appointed as one of the visiting Sisters and it was unanimous. After we were through with the business, several of the Sisters bore their testimony.  Then after singing and prayer the meeting was adjourned until  February. C.M. Morrison, Pres Louise Hasler, Secretary

Female Relief Society ~ January 1877

Meeting held 8 Jan 1877 Opened with singing Come the Glorious Day of Promise Prayer by Sister Madsen Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters and felt gratified to have an opportunity to meet again with the Sisters in the New Year and was more glad to see so many of the Sisters together and hoped that with the Spirit of the Lord we could have a good meeting She said there was things she would like to talk about, but she would like to hear the Sister's Testimonies.  One thing presses upon her mind as we have began a new year we will try to .......... to every call and duty, there is a short ........where we can be at work, and we are placed on the earth for the purpose to do good.  Therefore, let us be faithful, that we not be as the foolish virgins that had no oil in their lamps........ Behold the Bridegroom comes. She made valuable remarks about being united and ......not to talk against one another's feelings; also to learn our children to do the same by prayerful and show a good example in all things.  Then she gave place for the Sisters to talk. Sister Madsen said that she felt so pleased to see so many of the Sisters here and hoped that this good attendance will continue in the new year so that we will have meetings that the Sisters can be benefitted by. Most all of the Sisters present bore their testimony, not one rose to speak that had not a good desire to do better in the New Year. Sister Seely and Sister Row from Dusschvally (probably Indianola) were present both felt well and pleased to meet with their Sisters and ..... opportunity they long missed. Sister Rowe brought some very good report from the Lamanites there, that were anxious to hear from the Gospel of  Jesus Christ and showed themselves willing to every good thing that were taught to them. All the Sisters went home with cheerful countenance, showing that a good spirit prevailed in our meeting. Meeting was closed after singing and prayer. M. Morrison President Louise Hasler, Secretary