|Paper||St. George Union|
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|Article Title||Sunday Schools|
|Paper||St. George Union|
afceof the Great Gauge we hve espoused Jesus' ailed men in hia day and scalod upon them tnr I Ioly Ghost and the Apostleshlp and gave them power to act in his name, ho in our day, he h et the Church in order, by calling his Twelve Apostles and setting them apart to hoar the Holy Priesthood, to teach the truths of Heaven. lie bore testimony that God had sec np his church in our day and he knew that the A posies nMd the same power and authority aa thy did in the days of the Bavsor. He blessed the people In the named Jesus Christ, ills words were full of love and affection for the peoplo of 8t. George, both yoang and old. Singing on 128. President Mc-Arthur Mc-Arthur antiou iced that Brother Irins and Grant would be here this afternoon and asked all to attend. at-tend. Apostle Grant asked) the ushers to please CMint the peeple aa they passed. Benedict n by President D. D. McAxthnr. The offlc al count showed that 671 persons were present, W. At Kin. Sunday Schools- St George, J any. Io, l8of Apostle Heber Grant, a member of the Sanday School Union Board, bein present in our city Superintendent Itichard morris invited the ' und v Schools of the four Watds Of St. George to meet conjointly in the abernacle, to hear sch instsuo-tions instsuo-tions as Apost'e Grant might see fit to give. Meeting was called to order by A. VV. Ivins, president of the Mexican mission. After singing the sacra ment was administered Sunt, Morris said as the Bishops of the four wards were present he would ask tkem to speak to us a few minutes, each. Bishop Thomas Judd, of the First Ward, Said he was pleased to meet with the children and spoke of the blessed privileges that onr children child-ren enjoy where they can be taught the principles of the gospel, and prayed that God would eontinue to bless all that take an interest in the Sabbath School. George F. Jarvis, Bishop of the Second Ward, was pleased to see the Sabbath School meet here together, as he believed it would be a grea blessing to have the Sabbath Schools united in one, as it would help to unite us nd make us strong In the gospel. He hope! the parents would t-ke more interest in tha Sabbath School children. The School Children sang a sxcramtal hymn. Bishop Winsor ofthe 3d ward was very pleased to meet with the Sabath School. Said he had been raired in it and ke hoped the parents would assist in the great work of ihe Sabbath Schools. Bishop T. P. Cottom of the dlh ward, said it is with pleasure I meet with your here to day. It fs one of the most beautifnl sights I ever said. He realized that the children of today wouM be the men and Vi'omsn of tomorrow. He had beet, with the taShiili ftirml .v.r cinrA if started in St Geerve said there i no exeuse for our children to be ignorant ignor-ant of the principles of the Gospel of Christ for we ' have every opportunity to learn the truth of the same from their earliest youth. Skid he would be pleased, if it was acceptable to all concerned, to nave the Sabbath Schools of this city all consolidated consol-idated in one. Brother Haffen o the Santa C ara Sabbat ti School, paid tke Santa Clara school was in : a very good condition ; better that it had been. He did not think that any under so years of a ;e absented ab-sented themselves from the Sabbath School. Supt. Brlgham Jarves, of the First Ward Sahool said that ward was laboring nnder some disadvantages, disadvan-tages, only haying one roome for all. still thev were doing very well. Rider llnfus C. Alien, assistant superintendent of ihe Second Ward said there .was a very smee ward and a very small school, bur still are doing " we 1 i. ' The teacher took "'a' live y Jr?i est in ths school, Supt Albert. Miller, ofthe third ward said he ,' thought we shoul meet this way every Sunday. r ,.'- poke of the disadvantages of fjhe ethool in one -'"" small room.- ' Isaao 0. MacfarUno 8nr. Of the 4th Ward Sunday School, sa d he was pleased to see so many of the future hop? of Israal meet Ofder this roof. Saw before him some that Would yet occupy blgb positions in both chnrch and btate. Was in favor of anything that would Improve the youth of Zion. Tnat ward had the advantage of the basement of the Tabernacle for their Sabbatn 8chool. Bro. Morris s&id Bro. Grant was one of the Sohool Board of the r-abbath fchool Hoion of of all the Sabbath Schools and he appreciated ils labor as such. A poet le Grant said I am very much interested myself and always have been In the Sabbath School inters t. Hald the Sabbath Schools are today; to-day; were, in round nr.mbers about ond Hundred thousand said that if it was possible to impress upon the minds of the youth the necessity of do ing nothing but what was taught tke in in the Sabbath Mchool, what a blessing it would be to them in all fatnre life. Maid that the Catholics aid if they oould have the training of the youth tUl they were from to 13 years ef aga, they would run the risk of them leaving the Cathlolc religion. . Said we should be as diligent in teaching our children in th-sr youth, the true principles of the gospel. We all comprehend that when a twig Is young, we can bend it more easily then s when it is grown for it is then beard to bend. So with our children. We should teaoh our Children to ehua evil of every nature. We should know who their playmates are and what company com-pany they keep, as our children are onr "Eternal riches aud wa should teaoh them in their jouth the way they should go. If we imagine for a moment because we, their parents, knew the gospel gos-pel to be true, that our children will know It, we will be as much decived as wa would be to belelve that because we have been to school and learned the multiplication table that oar children would know it. Our having a testimony that Joseph Smith was prophet and that the gospel Is true, will not give onr ehildren a knowlvge of It. They must receive it for themselves. We should teach our children good manners at home and teach them to be honest tn every aot of their lives, fle paayed that the light aud inspiration of the Holy Spirit might rest noon all. both parents and and children. A. W. Ivins president of the Mei-lean Mei-lean Mission, sad I should like to know how many children are here this morning. I should Judge there are about 500 people here this'tnorning a great majoity of which are Interested in the Sabbath Sab-bath School. I have hoped that the interest of the sabbath school and other Branches 01 learning learn-ing would be as much encouraged in St. George aa any other place. Wondered if the children realized what they were doing when they partake f the sacrament, if they understood that by per-taking per-taking of these they were showing to God that they remembered tbe great sacrifice tbe Savloi toade for them; so should we be willing to lay 4own our Uvea for the defence of the gospel, as men lay down their Uvea on the battle field mo re should be willing to lay dawn oar lives for the .-.-"