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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Description I trudged down the stone steps and the hill to my bike. Men were preventing people from going up to the building, cars completely filled the roads as far as I could see It looked like the whole of Sanpete County who had wheels must have come 1 had never seen so many cars nor people in one place before in my short life. 1 climbed on the bike and pedaled home. As I rode, this time leisurely, my mind churned How could this happen? Why would the Lord allow the Temple to burn?' He could have turned the bolt away. I was very glad the damage was so minimal, knowing the Temple would open on time the next day as usual. Its important functions would not be disrupted. I often went to do baptisms for the dead, and 1 had been baptized for myself in that same font previously Arriving home, I gave my family a full report. Mother chastised me for going up there without even telling her, and 1 apologized But she knew I was impetuous and quickly hugged me "But how could this awful thing have happened7" I asked her She just smiled "Don't worry, honey The Lord knows what He is doing. This will turn out to be a blessing." It was. Mother was a Temple worker and she told us often, in the weeks that followed, how the attendance had improved markedly, many people coming whom she had not seen in many years, people telling her each time she worked how the fire had awakened them to their responsibilities. I sometimes thought about the man who had been the first to get there. I even worked for him a while in my teens, wondering if he remembered the upstart who had chided him about being where he did not belong 1 never did hear about his changing ways But maybe he did. I hope so. 17
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326594
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326594