Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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We have work to do, that no other man can do. You  must proclaim the Gospel in its simplicity and  purity. and we commend you to God and the word  of his grace. You have our best wishes, you have  our most fervent prayers, that you may be able  to bear this testimony, that you have seen the  face of God. Therefore, call upon him in faith  and mighty prayer, till you prevail, for it <is> your  duty and your privelege to bear such testimony for  yourselves. We now exhort you to be faithful to  fulfil your calling, there must be no lack  here. You must fulfil in all things, and  permit is us to repeat, all nations have a claim  on you. You are bound together as the three wit nesses were. You, notwithstanding can part &  meet & meet and part again till your  heads are silvered o[v]er with age.
He then took them separately by the hand  and said, Do you with full purpose of heart  take part in this ministry, to proclaim the  gospel with all diligence with these your  brethren, according to the tenor and intent of  the charge you have received, each of  which answered in the affirmative.
28 February–1 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
February 28th 1835
The hour for meeting having arrived Pres—   arose and made some observ ations, relative to the business before  the meeting, then proceeded to open  by prayer. The following are some of  the names and ordination blessings of the  Seventy who were called and to be sent forth. [p. 164]
We have work to do, that no other man can do. You must proclaim the Gospel in its simplicity and purity. and we commend you to God and the word of his grace. You have our best wishes, you have our most fervent prayers, that you may be able to bear this testimony, that you have seen the face of God. Therefore, call upon him in faith and mighty prayer, till you prevail, for it is your duty and your privelege to bear such testimony for yourselves. We now exhort you to be faithful to fulfil your calling, there must be no lack here. You must fulfil in all things, and permit us to repeat, all nations have a claim on you. You are bound together as the three witnesses were. You, notwithstanding can part & meet & meet and part again till your heads are silvered over with age.
He then took them separately by the hand and said, Do you with full purpose of heart take part in this ministry, to proclaim the gospel with all diligence with these your brethren, according to the tenor and intent of the charge you have received, each of which answered in the affirmative.
28 February–1 March 1835 • Saturday–Sunday
February 28th 1835
The hour for meeting having arrived Pres— arose and made some observations, relative to the business before the meeting, then proceeded to open by prayer. The following are some of the names and ordination blessings of the Seventy who were called and to be sent forth. [p. 164]
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