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Only Love and Faith Could Do It All

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
Type Image
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324356
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc

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Title Only Love and Faith Could Do It All
Description president Morley called a council, telling them of his night-long prayers and that he did not feel satisfied that this was the right place. Ke had the same feeling and prompting he'd felt about using Walker's trail entirely, fearing an ambush might have been planned by his cruel, hostile brothers. Pointing a prophetic finger to an eminent grey hill rising and jutting in the distance, he said, "There is the termination of our journey in close proximity with that hill. God Killing, we will build our city there." There was much opposition among the men, especially from his one counselor. Some Influenced their women folk and said it was a poor choice. Seth Taft gave vent to his opposition and feelings. "It's only a long, narrow canyon here. Not even a jack-rabbit could exist in this barren dasBrt soil!" Quite a few uf the saints agreed. Father Morley, always fair, very kind and unassuming said, with great self-conviction, "This is our God-appointed abiding place, and stay I will, though but ten men remain with me." He also promised that if all would labor and prayerfully unite, they would soon see waving grain, cool streams and tall trees. "At last ,.., we have been led to the promised land!" he exclaimed, and many tooJc up the cry and chanted with him. Nearly all were in agreement to stay because they had great faith in Father Morley's judgment. The church, only nineteen years old, was still having growing pains to get needed materials "that different areas could supply. "Hadn't Father Morley been on the front lines, passed through flames of death, maddened mobs, hardships from persecution, and hadn't he given thousands of dollars for the upbuilding of the kingdom?" Isaac was a wealthy man in pre-Nauvoo days, and he had been a very close friend and confidant of the Prophet Joseph &aith. Some of the newest travelers did not know how much he'd already done so that is why they kept asking these questions and repeating over and over his accomplishments as advisor to the Prophet Joseph and to Brigham Young since the Prophet Joseph was murdered. After much talking back and forth, nearly all agreed that this was his 'inspired' choice and was good enough for them. Isaac, now 64 years old (U4 years older than the church), had been chosen for so many Important positions because he had learned obedience and had been called to these positions by two living prophets. After locating near a creek (later called City Creek), some still wanted to move as far south as where Gunnison, Utah, is today. President Morley still stayed with his first decision. -30-
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Identifier 045_Only Love and Faith Could Do It All.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324305
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6xd0ztc/324305