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19 July 1879

Ovid Relief Society; Ovid, Idaho Territory

[. . .] Sister Snow said, we are all after improvement, as we are of the lineage of Israel that makes me think that we must have been good children. I used to think if I could only see a prophet I would go to the ends of the earth, and when I heard that the lord had rased up a prophet I thought it was to good to be true. she then gave a sketch of her life and of the time that she first heard Mormonism taught and of her triels then, and of the comfort that she recieved from god. We my sisters ought to be thankfull that we stand faithfull, it is not by our own strength that we do it. we must trust in god and live so that we have his spirit with us. the lord will bless us and help us if we will trust him and continue faithfull to the end. we are building Temples to the lord that the curse may be removed from the earth. She the[n] spoke of some things [n.p.] that happened in the early time of this church and the time that poligamy was first introdused said we should not speak againts it

She then said the sisters should store up wheat for time of need if we are to stand as saviours on mount Zion it behoves us to prepare our selves be faithfull to your duties and live humble before the Lord. if we will fear god we are sure to reap our reward and we shall know that god is our friend. [. . .] Sister Snow then spoke a short time, said we should cultivate good feelings towars each other let us be plesant and cheerfull and try to live honest and noble lifes. I pray the lord to bless us all the the sisters. this is my prayer Amen

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Source Note

Ovid Ward, Bear Lake Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1879–1967), vol. 1 (1879–1883), n.p., CHL (LR 6641 14).

See also “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 5 (1 Aug. 1879): 36; “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 8 (15 Sept. 1879): 61; and “Women Workers,” Deseret Evening News 28, no. 27 (6 Aug. 1879): 425.

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