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Saturday, June 18, 2011
Church History teaches lessons Part 4
From "Sturdy Shoes and a Waterproof Tent" by William G. Hartley, Ensign Oct. 2001
Church history teaches many lessons about personal preparedness.
Lessons from the Mormon Battalion's March, continued
Lesson 3: Writing materials and a camera are helpful resources.
About 20 soldiers kept diaries during the trek, using a strange assortment of notebooks and papers—whatever they could find to write on. In order to “show” what he was experiencing, one man drew sketches in his diary.
Lesson 4: Bread or other grain products are important.
In January 1847 at Warner’s Ranch in southern California, previously famished battalion men received four pounds of beef a day as their ration. Beef, however, did not satisfy their hunger. The men craved bread, which was unavailable.