这里'难得一见的LDS姐妹传教士

这里’难得一见的LDS姐妹传教士

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1898年4月21日,露西·简(Lucy Jane)“Jennie”Brimhall和Amanda Inez Knight(如上图所示)抵达英格兰利物浦,开始为摩门教徒传教。虽然这在今天看来似乎并不壮观,但在当时。实际上,Inez和珍妮 were the first single women formally set-apart as full-time, proselyting missionaries. Childhood friends, the two served as companions in England. Their story, though centuries old, will resonate with modern day sisters 和 continue to inspire future generations.

长大的朋友

珍妮 和 Inez both grew up in Utah territory 和 were brought together by the love their families had for education. 珍妮 was born in Spanish Fork 和 was the daughter of George Brimhall, who would eventually serve as the President of Brigham Young University from 1904 to 1921. Inez’的父亲杰西·奈特(Jesse Knight)非常希望他的孩子们通过教会接受教育’的学校。他将他们从Inez出生的Payson地区移开,以便他们报名。

1898年春天,年仅23岁和22岁的朋友们正计划去欧洲旅行。他们几乎不知道会发生什么。

服务呼吁

President George Q. Cannon, inspired by the many wives of missionaries who accompanied their husbands overseas and taught the gospel, determined the time had come for the women to enter the mission field on their own. 珍妮 recorded the following thoughts about the night they learned they were being asked to serve as missionaries:

“我接受了邀请,陪同Inez前往欧洲旅行两三个月。有一天,在为我们的旅程做准备的时候,主教基勒(Bishop Keeler)打电话问我是否愿意接电话执行任务。我告诉他我会的。后来,我收到了要在杰西·奈特兄弟家中出现的消息,并被安排去英国传教。我们根据任命会面,找到了我们病房的主教,并找到了我们的股份主席帕特里奇,约翰和斯穆特总统。教堂第一任主席宣读了一封信,授权弟兄们把我们分开做传教士。然后我们被分开了,戴维·约翰总统(David John)亲自听我讲。我还获得了证书,因此被任命为耶稣基督后期圣徒教会的成熟传教士。”

英国的传教生活

The struggles 珍妮 和 Inez faced are similar to the ones modern-day missionaries faced. Inez, who anticipated tracting to be easier than public speaking, was accosted by a woman who had been offended by a Mormon. She followed Inez 和 珍妮 door to door 和 told everyone not to let them inside.

“我回家哭了”Inez在日记中写道。他们还忍受着人们向他们投掷石块和垃圾,弄脏了他们的衣服,弄伤了他们的精神。

姐妹们定期在会议上讲话,这是教会女传道人的一种新奇事物。 Inez指出,“我们参加了祭祀会议,当时我是唯一的女孩。长老们的讲话使我感到更加醒目。‘我的弟兄姐妹。”

After just six months, 珍妮 had to return to the United States because of her health. Inez was given a new companion for six months, Liza Chipman. Inez would go on to serve for a total of two years 和 a month. For much of the time she served alone.

任务后生活

珍妮 Brimhall Knight

珍妮, upon her return home, married Inez’的兄弟威廉·奈特。他们将有两个孩子。然后,她与她的丈夫在加拿大建立了LDS解决方案。在1920年代回到犹他州后,她被任命为美国一般救济协会轮值主席国的第一位顾问,忠实地服务了7年。她寿命长,于1957年去世,享年81岁。

因内斯(Inez)执行任务后活跃于救济协会和政治界。她从1927年开始担任救济协会理事会成员,直到1937年去世。她还担任过百翰·杨学院的女院长,以及俄亥俄州俄亥俄全国代表大会的犹他州代表。她甚至竞选犹他州参议院的民主党候选人。她与罗伯特·尤金·艾伦结婚,并育有五个儿子。

两名妇女在杨百翰大学校园里都有以家人命名的建筑物。

These two sisters, so ready to serve faithfully in a calling that had never before been filled in such a capacity, helped pave the way for sisters to serve today. Their efforts did not go unnoticed. In a magazine describe 珍妮’多年后作为传教士的力量被写下:

“她的证词是如此有效,以至于二十年后,一个不信上帝的人听了她的讲话后写道,他永远不会忘记她的真诚,无情的表达,并被带去进一步调查并获得会员的祝福。”

 

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