Vast Prairies and Trackless Wilds of Snow: A Good Test of Sincerity

Title

Vast Prairies and Trackless Wilds of Snow: A Good Test of Sincerity

Publication Type

Journal Article

Year of Publication

2021

Authors

Pagination

vii-xvi

Volume

44

Terms of use

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Bibliographic Citation

Peterson, Daniel C. "Vast Prairies and Trackless Wilds of Snow: A Good Test of Sincerity", Vol. 44. 2021:vii-xvi.

Abstract

Embarking roughly six months after the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the 1830–1831 “mission to the Lamanites” faced challenges that we pampered moderns can scarcely imagine. Oliver Cowdery, Peter Whitmer Jr., Parley P. Pratt, Ziba Peterson, and, eventually, Frederick G. Williams demonstrated beyond reasonable dispute the depth of their commitment to the Restoration and to the promises extended by the Book of Mormon to the surviving children of Lehi. Given that Cowdery and Whitmer were witnesses of the golden plates, this demonstration of their genuine belief seems significant.

Eight Witnesses
Missionary Work
Three Witnesses
Cowdery, Oliver

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