Today in Mormon History - Feb 25

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] "We drove to St George. I Called upon Sister Foss. We drove to the Temple whare I took up my abode. I rejoiced to once more take up my abiding Place in the Temple of our God. We went to the Altar and had our Prayers. We met with many friends.  I wrote two Letters to Phebe W Woodruff and J Jaques. We slept in the upper part of the Temple. 30 M." (1)
-- 130 years - Feb 25, 1881

The proportion of Church members living outside United States surpasses 50%. (2)
-- 15 years ago today - Feb 25, 1996

  DESERET NEWS reports that first counselor Joseph F. Smith and Apostle Wilford Woodruff set apart seven recent graduates of Dr. Romania B. Pratt's course in midwifery.
  Oliver B. Huntington records in his journal: "I went to Provo to a quarterly Stake Conference. Heard Joseph F. Smith describe the manner of translating the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith the Prophet and Seer, which was as follows as near as I can recollect the substance of his description. Joseph did not render the writing on the gold plates into the English language in his own style of language as many people believe. But every word and every letter was given him by the gift and power of God. So it is the work of God and not of Joseph Smith, and it was done in this way - The Lord caused each word spelled as it is in the book to appear on the stones in short sentences or words, and when Joseph had uttered the sentence or word before him and the scribe had written it properly, that sentence would disappear and another appear. And if there was a word wrongly written or even a letter incorrect the writing on the stone would remain there." (3)
-- 130 years - Feb 25, 1881  

1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993  
2 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
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