Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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this , as the spirit of a person pervades every member  of the body, so shall the Spirit of the Lord which pervades  this Society be with her— she shall feel it and rejoice— she  shall be blest whereever she is, and the Lord shall open  the way and she shall be instrumental in doing much,—  thro’ her own exertions by the instrumentality of others, she  shall be enabled to contribute much to the fund of the  Society— she shall warm up the hearts of those who are  cold and dormant, and shall be instrumental in  doing much good—
Mrs. [Abigail] Leonard, and Councillor C.  bore testimony to the truth of what had said  to Mrs. Buel—
Councillor Cleveland stated that she many  times felt in her heart, what she could not express it in  our own language, and as the Prophet had given us  liberty to improve the gifts of the gospel in our meetings,  and feelings the power resting upon, desired to speak in the  gift of tongues; which she did in a powerful manner.
Mrs. Sessions arose and gave the interpretation  of what Councillor C. had spoken in an unknown tongue,  and said that God was well pleas’d with this Society,  that if we would be humble and faithful the Lord would  pour out upon the members generally the gift of prophecy — that when the speaker laid her hand on the head of , she said that not only she should have the spirit  but that all should have it also— that the speaker  then address’d herself to saying that the  prayers of were now answered upon the  members of the Society— that the days of  should be prolong’d and she should meet many times  with the Society, should enjoy much in the society of the [p. [32]]
this , as the spirit of a person pervades every member of the body, so shall the Spirit of the Lord which pervades this Society be with her— she shall feel it and rejoice— she shall be blest whereever she is, and the Lord shall open the way and she shall be instrumental in doing much,— thro’ her own exertions by the instrumentality of others, she shall be enabled to contribute much to the fund of the Society— she shall warm up the hearts of those who are cold and dormant, and shall be instrumental in doing much good—
Mrs. Abigail Leonard, and Councillor C. bore testimony to the truth of what had said to Mrs. Buel—
Councillor Cleveland stated that she many times felt in her heart, what she could not express in our own language, and as the Prophet had given us liberty to improve the gifts of the gospel in our meetings, and feelings the power resting upon, desired to speak in the gift of tongues; which she did in a powerful manner.
Mrs. Sessions arose and gave the interpretation of what Councillor C. had spoken in an unknown tongue, and said that God was well pleas’d with this Society, that if we would be humble and faithful the Lord would pour out upon the members generally the gift of prophecy— that when the speaker laid her hand on the head of , she said that not only she should have the spirit but that all should have it also— that the speaker then address’d herself to saying that the prayers of were now answered upon the members of the Society— that the days of should be prolong’d and she should meet many times with the Society, should enjoy much in the society of the [p. [32]]
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