8--History--A Period of Trials and Testing

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A Period of Trials and  Testing (Chapter 8)
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President John Taylor “After President Brigham  Young died, the Quorum of  the Twelve Apostles,  presided over by John  Taylor, led the Latter-day  Saints for three years.” He was sustained on October  10, 1880 “The kingdom of God or  nothing” (President Taylor’s  motto)
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Highlights of the Life of John Taylor Age Event --- Born in England (Nov. 1, 1808). 14 Goes to work first as a cooper, later as a woodturner (1822). 17 Receives impression that he would preach the gospel in America (1825) 24 Emigrates to Canada (1832) 25 Inspiration he would preach gospel in America. Went on deck of ship at midnight & felt calm. He met Lenora Cannon in his Methodist work and married her Jan. 28, 1833 28 Baptized a member of the LDS church; placed in charge of the Church in Canada (1836) 30 Ordained an apostle by Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, at Far West (Dec. 19, 1838). 31-33 First mission to Britain (1839-1841) 34-38 Editor of Times and Seasons (1842-1846) Great writer! 35-37 Editor of Nauvoo Neighbor (1843-1845)
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Highlights of the Life of John Taylor 36 Witnesses martyrdom of Joseph Smith (1844) 38 Second mission to Britain (1846-1847) 39 Leads company of saints from Winter Quarters to Salt Lake City (1847) 41 Mission to France and Germany (1849-1852) 47 Presides over Eastern States Mission; publishes the Mormon (1855-1857) 49 Member of Utah Territorial Legislature (1857-1876) 61 Enters nationally-publicized, written debate over plural marriage with Schuyler Colfax, Vice President of the United States (1859) 69 Becomes leader of the Church as President of the Quorum of the Twelve (1877) 72 Sustained as President of the Church—Jubilee year of the Church (1880) 77 Makes last public appearance before withdrawing to voluntary exile in views of laws against plural marriage (1885) 78 Dies at Kaysville, Davis County, Utah (1887)
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Missionary Work October 1879-President Taylor called Moses Thatcher  (the Church’s newest Apostle) to begin proselyting in              Mexico City, Mexico  Elder Thatcher and two other missionaries organized the first  branch in Mexico City on November 13, 1879 (12 members  and 3 missionaries)  Soon, additional missionaries were called to serve in Mexico  and a Spanish version of the Book of Mormon was published  in 1886 President Taylor also called missionaries to carry the gospel to  the Indians (Shoshone tribe, Navajos, Pueblos, Hopis,  Apaches, and the Zunis) living in the American West Over 400 Indians were baptized  Missionaries also took the gospel to Europe and Polynesia
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Testimony of Louis Garff as to the difficulty of getting the missionary work started in Mexico in 1877 “We were stoned 17 times, while walking about on the streets or when ever we would appear.” Reminiscences of Louis Garff (LDS Church Archives)
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