Sails for Church and State

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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
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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 326649
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Title Sails for Church and State
Description At the age of 96 in the wee hours of the morning, on January 5, 1944, Kristina closed her eyes in eternal sleep, her life's work done. She left a great posterity numbering 218, consisting of 11 children, 46 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 46 great-great grandchildren and 2 great-great-great grandchildren Robet LeRoy Ripley, in his famed book, Believe it or Not, said as he placed the all female, six generation picture in his book, "Mother Christensen was truly a most wonderful woman1" SAILS FOR CHURCH AND STATE Robert L. Jensen Honorable Mention Non Professional Short Story It must have been an electrifying experience to be called to serve a mission for the church during general conference by Presidnet Brigham Young The year was 1865 and Hans Jensen and 20 other Sanpete men were called to labor in the Scandinavian countries. Nearly all of these stalwart pioneers had been settled in Sanpete for only a few short years at the time. They had worked very hard in building homes, clearing land, developing irrigation systems, and constructing outside buildings to protect their animals and precious farm crops. Most had been quite successful, and life was good, though still very uncertain in many ways. After receiving the call, very little time remained before they were to depart. Thus each man began working diligently in preparing for the journey and getting everything in order for those he would leave behind to take care of things in his absence. The appointed hour arrived and the group left in May 1865. After ten weeks of strenuous travel, they arrived in Copenhagen. Mission President Carl Widerborg welcomed them and immediately called them to an organizational meeting. Each missionary was 79
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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 326609
Reference URL