Faith of Our Fathers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Faith of Our Fathers
Description He spent many long hours on the woodwork in the temple, including the beautiful and ornate carvings still seen in the sealing rooms. In 1888 he was set apart as caretaker of the building, where his duties included the supervision of the cleaning of the temple, filling and preparing the font for baptisms and conducting people through the building. He was also in charge of the clothing which was rented out to people for ordinance work. His duties required so much walking and climbing stairs, in addition to walking up and down the hill to his home, that a vacant room was provided for him in the temple where he might sleep and rest. As his health began to fall more and more, his first wife often went to the temple to assist him so that he night continue his work. Family histories reveal many stories of inspiration regarding Peter's faithfulness, including two incidents which show him to be truly a man of God. These incidents have been authenticated in Church history. They tell of Peter being allowed to witness visions, one of which was later revealed to him to be an appearance of the Angel Moroni. As we are told in the scriptures, visions are gifts of the spirit, given through the power of the Holy Ghost to devout persons. They are evidence of the divinity of the Lord's work, and come only by faith. Peter Ahlstrom was surely a man of such faith. He came here with a special spirit and a testimony of the gospel, to which he was true to the end of his days. Surely, he exper-ienced many times of trial and discouragement, as we of today are also called upon to bear in many different ways, yet he believed and lived the following admonition, given to all who belleve: "Ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father Ye shall have eternal life." 2 Nephi 31:20 It is by these examples of the faith of our fathers that we of today are also able to endure. Source: Family histories of the author. -74-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325370
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