May 4

In the early days of the church, an elder was called on a mission to England.

During the long ocean voyage, the boat encountered a great storm. Soon the boat began to sink.

In desperation, the skipper lifted his voice to those on the boat and asked, "Does anyone know how to pray?"

Humbly, the LDS missionary stepped forward and said, "Captain, I know how to pray."

"Good!," the captain replied, "You go ahead and pray. The rest of us will put on life vests. We're one short."

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The second Sunday that Sister Lee taught the Family History class, she made the comment: “Those who say the past cannot be changed haven’t written their personal history yet.” (Stories and Jokes of Mormon Folks, compiled by Bruce E. Dana, p. 73)

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Pondering About the Millennium:

Will there be any islands to sail to?

Will the national anthem be a hymn?

Will we still have the Olympic games? (Latter-day Saint Wit and Wisdom, by David J. Brown, p. 128)

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Brigham Young: Brother Orson Hyde once, in conversation with Joseph Smith, advanced the idea that boundless space was filled with the Spirit of God, or the Holy Ghost. Afer portraying his view, he asked the Prophet Joseph what he thought of it. Joseph replied that he had but one objection to it. Brother Hyde asked him what his objection was. The Prophet Joseph replied, “It is not true.” (Best-Loved Humor of the LDS People, p. 271)

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J. Golden Kimball: “My brethren and sisters, I have been waiting so long to speak to you during this conference, that I am nearly exhausted. I have had some wonderful thoughts, but I have waited so long that they have nearly all oozed out of me.” (J. Golden Kimball, His Sermons, December 1891-April 1938, edited by Bonnie Taylor, 175)

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