Seventy-Eighth Semi-Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Excerpt from Seventy-Eighth Semi-Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Held in the Tabernacle, and Adjoining Halls, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 4, 5, 6, 1907; With a Full Report of the Discourses I am a firm believer in the teach ings of the Apostle James. I be lieve in the man who is willing to do the things which the Lord has commanded, and who shows his faith by his work. I attended a fast meeting last Sunday in the morning, and an other in the afternoon; and one of the speakers at the latter meeting was Sister Anna Snow, an aged wife of the late Apostle Erastus Snow. She came from Scandina via, and from her childhood had been addicted to the use of coffee, and thought she could hardly live without it; but finally, after reach ing the age of eight-two years, she was impressed that she had failed to do her duty in that regard, and decided, on her eight-third birth day, that she would keep the Word of Wisdom still more perfectly, and stop drinking coffee. It nearly killed her, but she finally succeeded in overcoming the habit; and she stood up in humility before the peo ple, confessing her failure at not having fully kept the Word of Wis dom, and expressed her gratitude to the Lord for giving her the abil ity, even at this late date, to over come her failing; and she testified to the benefit she has already re ceived because of the improvement in her health by obeying this law of God. I was profoundly impressed with her remark'able testimony, and how I did wish that every one of our good sisters, and our brethren as well, who, year after year, have gone on breaking this simple com mandment of the Lord, could have been there and listened to her tes timony. I know a great many peo ple have heard sermons on the Word of Wisdom for many years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.