Hans Jensen, A True Missionary and Pioneer

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Hans Jensen, A True Missionary and Pioneer
Description HANS JENSEN, A TRUE MISSIONARY AND PIONEER Helen A. Wilson Senior Division Third Place Short Story Hans Jensen was bom in Hals. Alborg, Denmark, June 24. 1829. Since there were many Hans Jensen's. Hans used Hals after his name to help identify himself. His father was Peter Jensen, and his mother was Ane Margrete Pedersen. He had one sister. Ane Christensen, born in 1825. She died at age 24. An older brother. Jens, was bom in 1827. He died at age two. The youngest child. Lauritz, was bom in 1840. He took the name Petersen for his last name. Hans attended school in the winter and worked with his Father in summer. As he grew older, he hired out to other farmers. At age 18, he was called into the Navy. Denmark was a! war with Germany, and all young men were expected to serve in the armed forces. Hans served on a flag ship. One day while he was on watch, he spied three German ships approaching. He sounded the alarm. The three ships were captured and forced to sail to Copenhagan. Hans was given a spyglass he had used to discover the enemy. In 1825, Hans recorded in his journal, "There was, at this time, a good deal of religious movement among the people in this area. I belonged to the Lutheran Organization, and was faithful in my belief. 1 went often to church and to Bible reading with Pastor Has. He was Parish Priest in Hals. There were persecutions against the Baptist there in town. Then came the Mormons and it became worse, and it set me to clunking as to which of these organizations was right. Was it right for us Christians to hate those who went astray or are we ourselves astray, compared with the gospel of Christ? I talked with someone who believed that Mormonism was right. I borrowed the Bible and some of his tracts and searched for myself.! chose to go into a room and pray to ray Father, and to God in the Highest. 1 came to more and more light in the Bible, concerning the apostasy after the time of Christ, and the promises made of the restoration of (he Gospel, after the covenants God made with our fathers, that the House of Israel should be raised and gathered together by the gentile missionaries. It was before me by day and by night that the time had now come for the fulfillment of these promises, chat Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and they that believed on his testimony would receive salvation in the Kingdom of God. and inherit the eternal glory prepared for the faithful. They that went to Zion would save their souls for another time 43
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326097
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