170 years ago today - Dec 11, 1852 • Saturday

[George Q. Cannon]
Bro. [Kimo] Pelio had promised me a horse to go; he hunted all day yesterday in company with Bro. Maiola unsuccessfully; they again started this morning and succeeded in finding it, but could not catch it; Bro. M. came down to tell me of their ill success. I then proposed for Bro. Hy. [Henry Bigler] & I to accompany them to help catch it; we found her and soon ascertained that she was very wild and had no disposition to let us catch her. Bro. Hy. & I prayed that she might become tractable that we might be able to catch her. She broke through once and came again towards me with apparently the same intention. I then prayed for the Lord to enable me to catch her if it was his will that I should go, and she stopped running and stood stock still while I went up and caught her. I felt very much pleased and thankful to the Lord for his goodness in hearkening unto my prayer. The Natives were much surprised.

I started for Lahaina and after crossing the mountain when close to a place called Ukumehame, it thickened up and the clouds gathered around as though in discharging their contents they would give me a severe drenching. I called upon the Lord to deliver me from the rain as I had a good distance to ride; the Lord heard my prayer and the rain was taken all inland and a few drops only reached me.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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