Today marks the 179th anniversary of the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. What kind of a gift do you get for that number? 🙂
Doctrine and Covenants 21 was received on April 6, 1830. A portion of the section mentions how we should listen to Brother Joseph (and the other seers, translators, prophets, and apostles of Jesus Christ) and promises protection:
Wherefore, meaning the church, thou shalt give heed unto all his words and commandments which he shall give unto you as he receiveth them, walking in all holiness before me;
For his word ye shall receive, as if from mine own mouth, in all patience and faith.
For by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory.
For thus saith the Lord God: Him have I inspired to move the cause of Zion in mighty power for good
I’m thankful I’m a part of this great work and know that it is true.
As I mentioned before, I borrowed a few old Church magazines from a long-time member of my ward. I previously shared some from a May 1958 issue that had a picture of the Romney family (including a young Mitt).
Here is the cover of the April 1957 Juvenile Instructor (note: this and all other pictures are clickable so you can see a larger version):
I love the description inside the cover of the picture:
Anyway, the main reason why I’m posting about this is because of a fascinating article in it called “Draw It With Chalk”.
Wow, they are both excellent artists! I can’t imagine talking the time to punch holes in a pattern, put dots on the board, then connecting all the dots. In today’s technologically advanced world, it seems so funny to have someone draw something so elaborate on a chalkboard. Today, you’d find a nice picture online and either photocopy it or maybe even show it on a projector.
The one thing I can say, is that I’m impressed the Church was providing this sort of help to their instructors. If you have a teacher who is willing to put in that much time into preparing their lesson, you definitely have a very dedicated, and most likely good, teacher.