175 years ago today - Mar 15, 1845

[Patriarchal Blessing of Alexander Neibaur by John Smith]
A blessing by John Smith Patriarch upon the head of Alexander son of Nathan and Rebecca Neibaur, born Jan 8, 1808, Ehrenbreitenstein, Prussia, Europe, thou art of the house of Abraham and through the lineage of Judah, and thou art called to preach the gospel to gentile and Jew and thou shalt be an instrument in the hands of the Lord in bringing many of thy brethren of the house of Judah to a knowledge of salvation through a crucified Savior ... thou shalt break down the prejudices of thy brethren the Jews, through thy teaching the scales of darkness shall fall from their eyes, and of thou shalt [bring] thousands into the waters of baptism ... [you] shall stand in the earth when the Savior sets his foot upon the Mount of Olive and behold all the glory and power which shall be manifested that day, shall see with thine eyes and hear with thine ears the joy manifested among the Jews, when they acknowledge the Savior who was wounded in the house of his friends, inasmuch Bro. Neibaur as thy faith does not fail everyone of this blessing shall be fulfilled with every desire of thy heart ...

[Patriarchal Blessings]

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