Mission Experiences, Chapters 23 & 24

This entry is part 12 of 18 in the series Mission

Chapter Twenty-Three
Bob and Betty

When I was first transferred to Scarborough and met Elder Eldridge I was immediately presented with perhaps the only real serious instruction that he had for me during our time together. As we were making rounds visiting members a certain couple named Bob and Betty Moore were on the list. As we approached their house Elder Eldridge stopped the van and looked at me and said:

“You need to listen to me and give heed on this one. The Moores are nice people but Sister Moore is not so great as a cook. Unfortunately, they love having the Elders over and love feeding us. Now we can handle most everything she makes except for one dish and that is her chicken curry. If we ever are visiting with them and they offer us chicken curry we are fasting. Believe me, you don’t want to be mister nice guy and eat it.” Then he again emphasized with great feeling, “Remember WE ARE FASTING if she ever offers us chicken curry.”

“What’s so bad about her chicken curry?” I asked.

“There are horror stories going back years about what happened to Elders who ate it. Believe me you don’t want to find out.”

“I’ll take your word for it,” I said making a mental note to not partake of her chicken curry. “It shouldn’t be difficult as I do not like anyone’s chicken curry here.”

Note: When they killed chickens in England they didn’t cut their heads off and let all the blood drain out but hung the chickens for several days in the marketplace with their heads on with the blood still within the body. This had the effect of giving the chicken a very bad taste in my opinion.

“Anything else I should know?” I asked.

“Well, they are a little strange, “ he said.

“How’s that?’ I asked.

“They are not exactly a ‘follow the prophet’ or follow he authorities type of members. They are sincere but do things their own way.”

“For example?”

“I’ll give you a good one,” he said. “As you know when we give healing blessings two or more Elders are supposed to be present. Well, Brother Moore ignores this protocol and often gives blessings to others all by himself. Then instead of working with the Branch President he just goes off on his own and visits members and blesses them. He does a number of things like this without having authorization. Word has gotten to the Stake president and they are thinking of disciplining him, maybe even disfellowshipping him.”

This arose my curiosity and I had to ask, “So what about the people he blesses. Are they healed?”

“That’s the really weird part,” he said. “A lot of people in the branch swear they’ve been healed by him and keep calling on him when they need a blessing. But then, instead of getting another Elder to help he just goes off by himself contrary to church instructions.”

“But if he blesses people and they are healed, wouldn’t that be an indication that he is not under any condemnation by God and shouldn’t be disciplined?”

Elder Eldridge looked at me with some surprise and expressed strong disagreement. I found it strange that even though he was in trouble himself for violating rules that he didn’t have much tolerance for Brother Moore doing it.

“Anything else I should know?”

Brother Moore has read a lot and his thinking does not conform 100% to the modern church. He believes he gets revelation and visions and everything he comes up with does not meet with approval from church leaders.

“And how about Sister Moore. Is bad cooking her only vice?

“She supports her husband but hasn’t done anything odd that would get her into trouble with the church. She does have one odd belief though.”

“What’s that?”

“She thinks she will meet the resurrected Joseph Smith before she dies. She is almost obsessed with this and tells everyone about it.”

“Where’d she get an idea like that?” I asked.

“It’s in her patarchal blessing. The Patriarch told her that she would meet the Prophet Joseph in the flesh in this life. She interprets that to mean that he will return as a resurrected being and she’ll get to meet him some way.”

“That’s an odd thing to have in a blessing,” I said. “Usually patriarchs stay away from specific prophecies or usual statements like that.”

“Usually,” he said, “but fortunately for her the church won’t find fault with her for merely believing what an authorized patriarch told her.”

That said, we went in to visit with them and we hit it off right away. They were what some would call simple folk. They were rather plain in looks, mannerisms and speech but were spiritually sensitive and had their own kind of intelligence that went over the heads of orthodox thinkers.

I worked a total of eight months in Scarborough and maintained a close relationship with them for the whole time period. It wasn’t long before we began just calling them Bob and Betty rather than the more formal “Brother and Sister Moore” as mission protocol demanded.

Bob was completely bald and reminded me of a Telly Savalas, except much softer in nature. Betty was tall and thin and reminded me a bit of Olive Oyl from Popeye fame.

Fortunately, as time passed the Stake President didn’t take any action against Bob for giving blessings alone. After Elder Eldridge left and I was in charge I made a visit to the branch president. He told me that the Stake President passed along to him the decision as to whether to take action against Brother Moore. I asked him what he thought and he said he didn’t like handing situations like this.

I told him that I didn’t think there was any major problem to handle and would encourage Brother Moore to take someone with him when he gives blessings.

He seemed relieved and during my time there I never heard any more talk of disciplining Brother Moore.

One day when we were in their neighborhood we paid them a visit. They both seemed more cheerful than ever and Bob had an announcement for me.

“Elder Dewey, last night I had a vision so real that it seemed like I was right there. In it I saw your wife – the person you will marry.”

“Really?” I said. “What did she look like?” No one had ever had a vision like that about me before and my interest was indeed aroused.

Chapter Twenty-Four
The Girl with the Long Dark Hair

“I saw you and your wife in the Valley of Adam Ondi-Ahman and she seemed fairly tall with long dark hair.”

“Can you give me any more details?

“I can’t draw you a picture he said but I did see her clearly enough that I think I would recognize her if I ever saw her in the flesh.”

“So, if you had a true vision then I should only get serious over someone who is tall with long dark hair,” I said half joking.

“All I can say is that is what I saw and I felt like I was there for the spirit was very powerful.”

I had a lot of faith in Bob’s purity of heart and if anyone would receive a true vision it would be him. Therefore, when I returned home, attended the University of Idaho and started dating again I was always keeping an eye out for a tall girl with long dark hair.

I dated quite a few girls and got fairly serious over a couple but couldn’t find anyone who I found attractive who fit the description. This person had to be in the church for at that time in my life this was an essential criteria for a mate.

Finally, after some time, I did meet someone. She was a girl named Diane who lived in Moscow but had been attending another university. I met her in the hallway of the church and immediately noted she was tall with long dark hair, longer than average anyway.

I turned on my charm and managed to secure a date. We dated about three times and really hit it off. At the end of the third date she told me she had some news I may not like.

“What’s that?” I asked.

“I’m going on a mission,” she said

“A mission – where?

“Finland. I’ll be gone for two years.”

Now, normally I was happy to see anyone follow his or her dream and go on a mission, but this disturbed me.

“Are you sure that’s what you want to do now? After all, we’ve seemed to hit it off here.”

“The decision was made before we started dating and the prophet has called me so I have to go,” she said. “In fact this will be the last time you will see me. I will be doing some traveling, visiting friends and then I will be off to Salt Lake.”

“What a bummer,” I thought to myself.

We said our goodbyes and she promised to write. Then a couple days later I had this vivid dream and in the dream I clearly saw her and a voice told me I would see her again before she left. I thought that was an odd message but then next Sunday at church there she was. She had unexpectedly returned home for the day. She was rushed but we did spend some time together and again said our goodbyes.

After this my imagination went into overdrive and I asked myself why I had such a vivid dream. Since she fit the description of the tall girl with long dark hair maybe it was a sign that she was the one. The irritating thing was that I was going to have to wait two years to find out for sure.

During the next two years I dated a lot of females but none of them were tall with long dark hair. There were several that I liked but the nagging question as to whether Diane was the one caused me to keep a distance in a number of cases.

Then I had a bright idea. I would send Bob a picture of Diane and see if he would recognize her from his vision. This I did and a short time later I received a reply.

He said she was close but didn’t think she was the same one he had seen.

This did not totally discourage me for several reasons. First, I really liked her and secondly, that dream kept gnawing at me. I couldn’t shake the possibility that she was the one. After all, Bob said she was close; maybe he just wasn’t remembering correctly.

I managed to remain unattached for the two years and finally the day of her return arrived. I called on her at her parents home in Moscow and I was somewhat concerned that she didn’t seem to be as excited about seeing me as I her. Then to add to my consternation she said, “I’m leaving tomorrow.”

“Leaving? You just got here.”

“Everything was arranged before I returned,” she said. “I start a teaching job in Portland in a couple days and have to leave immediately. Maybe I’ll see you during the holidays.”

She was only able to spend a short time with me for she had lots of relatives to entertain during her short stay at home. We again said goodbye.

“What luck,” I thought to myself. How was I ever going to find out if she was the one if she keeps taking off on me?

During the next few days I was beside myself wondering what to do and then I decided there was only one course of action. I would move to Portland and date her and find out for sure one way or another.

At that time I was a member of the AFLCIO union and I called the Portland office to see if they could supply me with a job there. They said they could so in a few days I was on my way.

I was nervous as the dickens a I approached her door in Portland. After all, we had only dated a short time and maybe in her mind I was just one fleeting guy on a string of many in her past.

The door was answered by a kindly older couple who owned the home and Diane was lodging with them. They explained that Diane was gone and would return in about an hour and I was welcome to wait. We hit it off right away and remained friends for years.

During that next hour I tried formulating something in my mind to explain why I was there so I didn’t come across like a stalker. Finally, she arrived and didn’t seem surprised at all to see me. I told her I had a job in the area and had moved there so I decided to pay her a visit.

We had a nice visit, but the old spark didn’t seem to be there. Even so, I still had to find out for sure. I asked her out and we dated a couple times, but that old feeling seemed missing. She seemed different and I couldn’t put my finger on the problem.

Finally, on our third date she said, “There’s something that I need to tell you.”

“That doesn’t sound good,” I thought to myself.

She continued, “I fell in love with an Elder on my mission and we plan on getting married when he gets home in a couple months.”

“Really?” and I thought I didn’t have to worry about her getting romantically involved on a mission.

Then I told her the real reason I came to Portland. I told her about Bob’s vision, my dream and that I needed to find out if we are meant to be together.

She was fairly open to the idea and said, “I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to marry this missionary, but if it’s God’s will you and I be together I’m willing to follow. Let’s both pray about it and see what answer we get.”

I agreed that sounded like the best plan. We decided to be apart for three days and pray and contemplate and then meet again.

I prayed like crazy and didn’t really get a yes or no but finally did get an impression. The impression was that Diane was going to get the right answer and I was to accept it.

Finally, the three days were up and I anxiously awaited her answer. She said she received a clear answer that she was supposed to marry the missionary and not me.

I reluctantly accepted and we agreed to be friends. I still saw her now and then and with the pressure being off we seemed to enjoy each other’s company more than ever.

Meanwhile I met another young lady named Rhea and I fell for her big time, more than I ever did for Diane or anyone else I had dated.

Earlier I had made this list of about 30 characteristics that the girl I marry must possess and she had almost all of them. The only thing she lacked was the long dark hair. She had light brown hair of average length and was fairly tall.

On a lark, I sent Bob a picture of her, but he wrote back giving me a definite no. This did not discourage me though for I was head over heels crazy about her. I consoled myself thinking that maybe Bob didn’t see the real thing. After all, a lot of people have dreams and visions that do not come true.

One thing that was of supreme importance to me was that I marry the right person and this choice be confirmed by the Spirit. One of the reasons for this was that from the time I was a small child I strongly felt within that there was one certain person I was supposed to marry and I had to find her.

I had finally found a person that met all the points on my list including capturing my heart. Now the question was… did the Man Upstairs approve?

Copyright 2010 by J J Dewey

The Great White Chief Part 3

This entry is part 7 of 34 in the series 2010B

Posted May 12, 2010
From The Sacred Records

I am the thirty-second Echa Tah Echa Nah (The Mighty and Wise One) since the first one. This title has passed from father to son in true patriarchal order. I shall now read the words of Christ from the sacred records.

Mortals of this star, ‘ -I am sent to save you from ruin. I come before you from Him to teach you. For Tam sent to live your lives, suffer your sorrows, weep your tears, and die your deaths. For through me shall ye reach Him. For I shall demand thy love and true belief; and through Him, my Father, shall ye attain immortal life.

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they seek the pure in heart. Blessed are the pure in mind, for they shall seek the pure in mind. For those that are pure in heart and pure in mind shall see the light, and they shall see their God.

And he shall call them one by one, who have labored for Him on earth, to bring the righteous to Him, and He shall say unto them, Lay thy burdens down at my feet, and live with me for evermore.

And be said unto the Echa Tah Echa Nah of that time: As I visited my other sheep of other folds and taught them the words of my Father, I am now come here among you to teach you, as I have taught them. 51

And I give unto you these commandments and laws, and you shall teach them unto your people. And ye shall have records made of the writings of my laws and commandments. And these written laws and commandments shall be taken to others. But in your own minds and in your hearts, shall you always remember my laws and commandments, you and your people, and they and their people, through many generations to come, shall ye live and abide by the laws I have given unto you.

And the laws which you shall write, shall be taken forth and given to others; and they shall keep them, and live and abide by them. Then shall there be wars and destruction among them, and I shall command that these things shall be lost unto them for many generations.

These laws and commandments shall be restored and resurrected. For unto him I will give the power to completely restore and resurrect all the laws and commandments of my Father. 1

And he and others whom he has taught, shall go forth and teach the laws and commandments that I have given you. And they shall retain it and hold it for a time. And then they shall fall away from these teachings and commandments which l have caused to be restored among them.

And I shall take from them the power that I have given unto them, and T will return it back unto you unto whom I have given it first.

1) This is obviously the Prophet Joseph Smith through whom the restoration was made.

1) This is, “The Star God City, ” Symbol: The Morning Star.

2) Here is the fulfillment of Christ’s promise


And in many generations to come, he, who in my blood line succeeds you, will retain all powers. 1 And he, (the last Mighty and Wise One) shall go forth, and he shall find one upon whom he shall restore the power, and together they shall restore and resurrect all my commandments and teachings that I have given from the beginning. 4

in 3 Nephi, 16:12, while addressing the assembled Nephites and Lamanites, “And I will show unto thee O house of Israel, that the (LDS Believing Gentiles) shall not have (Priesthood) power over you. ” He had just explained that the day would come when “the believing Gentiles would sin against His gospel and do all manner of iniquities, and reject the fullness of His gospel. It would be well here for you to review my book, THE 3i YEARS, and see how the Keys of the Kingdom were actually taken to the Great White Chief.

3) Again review THE 3 1/2 YEARS, and see how the great Welch Prince Madoc, who was of the lineage of Christ, came to America in 1164, with a large number of Welchmen. Madoc would have come into the lineage of the Echa Tah Echa Nah of his time, by special adoption through the blood ritual. “The Keys, Power and Authority of the Kingdom of God are in the lineage of Christ, ” said Heber C. Kimball.

4) This is probably the special spokesman that was promised to this Choice Seer in 2 Nephi, 3:17-18. The Books of Mormon published between 1900 and 1920 have a footnote identifying this Choice Seer as “a future Indian Prophet. ” Please note the following reference about the special spokesman for this Choice Seer: “And the Lord said, T will raise up a Moses; and I will give power unto him in a rod; and I will give judgment unto him in writing. Yet I will not make him mighty in speaking. But I will write unto him my law, by the finger of mine own hand; and I will make a spokesman for him. ” This event should take place In connection with the setting-in-order of the Church.


Christ On The Mysteries


And he, Christ, spoke to them and did say, I am the way and the resurrection. For they who believe in me and my Father, shall have everlasting life. And in my Father’s Kingdom you shall find your companions who are beyond all imagination, fair and faithful who have lived on earth in their temples of clay. But through their belief in me and the Father, have their spirits entered into the Kingdom of Heaven.

If love and faith abide in you, then you shall seek me. And if you seek me, you shall find what you have sought. For if you come unto me first, I shall come unto you, and then shall you rejoice. For it is the promise of my Father if you seek me first, then greater joys and blessings shall be added unto you; and you shall have a place in my Father’s home. And by your faith in Him through me, shall you dwell with Him forever more. But you must believe in me first.

And he said unto them: Behold, the mysteries of the universe I give unto those who have undying faith in me and my Father’s words. To the faithful ones, I leave the answers to some of the mysteries of the universe, the cosmic forces, and all great wonders which I and my Father alone possess. Nay, not all of them do I give, for they are beyond the imagination of the greatest teachers and pupils; but to those who are worthy. I shall permit them to see beyond the outer door. . . the majestic, ever-working intelligence of my Father and me.

To the Chaldeans, Cuthic, Egyptians, Persians, Sumarians, Cannanites, Arabians, Assyrians, Israelites, Tibetans, yea, unto all who have been faithful and followed my teachings, shall I make known the glory and knowledge of the ever revolving forces and powers of the unknown universe, which is the center from Which all things have been born. They shall be my teachers and leaders through all time. And from among them I shall send prophets of my own choosing among the people of the earth, to carry on the work of my Father and me.


Before my coming, there shall be desolation in the east, and there shall be desolation in the west. And from the four corners of the earth, my people shall come to build the Great Temple. And it shall be a Temple within four walls; and a city shall be built within four walls: and it shall be called the New Jerusalem.

Yea, and before my coming, an ever-moving teaching of my Father’s works must go on until my coming. And I shall enter the New Jerusalem, and I shall be riding upon a she ass, and a young one shall walk by her side; for I shall enter the New Jerusalem as I entered the Old Jerusalem.

And Michael, the Archangel, shall come first, as he was at Adam-Ondi-Ahman. And others who have been faithful, who gave forth my Father’s commandments, shall enter into the New Jerusalem. And there shall be twelve; and John the beloved, shall sit upon my right, and six upon my left. And there shall_ we dwell in the New Jerusalem in the House of my Father forever and ever.


On The New Age


And after this world has spent itself out in its orgy of greed, sin, hate and evil, then shall the earth stop shaking and all shall be quiet and peaceful again. Then shall we go forth from our city, and bring our records, which we have faithfully kept. And to those who are still living, we shall teach our way of brotherly love and kindness, which Christ brought and taught us so many years ago. No more sin, hate, scorn and greed shall prevail; but we shall again live in peace and harmony and love, as we have lived for so long a time in the Valley of the Blue Moon.

For was Christ not born as a baby, grew and lived among men, and taught them how to suffer, how to live, and how to worship and pray: and was crucified and died; was resurrected, and then returned to the Father in Heaven, His mission on earth completed?

But man’s mission for the Father, through Him shall never be completed. For as there is a rise and fall, so shall man’s worship to Dim and the Father be. For it shall go on and be timeless as all eternity. For the Son of God was and is the Savior of the earth!

And it shall be that in the last days a generation shall be as in the days of Noah. It shall be that the earth shall give forth the commandments that are the work of one whom I entrusted. And it shall


be that they shall not be brought forth until the one unto whom I speak, is commanded.

And it shall be known that many of my works shall be placed in the earth, and shall come forth in times of distress. And it shall be that they will give forth light as a star in the black of night. And it shall be known to all who believe in my commandments, that they shall know the writings of mine scribes in my name.

For years the battle raged among them to the north, and the south, and the east, and the west. And it has been as the Pharisees and the Egyptians, the fair skin, and the dark skin. And it shall be that they shall destroy themselves. And the prophets shall tell the scribes, and the scribes shall write, and they shall be placed in the earth. And in the latter-days shall they come forth. Yea, in the times of distress shall they come forth.

And it shall be that one, by the power given him by the Creator, shall tell of this as it was written by the scribes. And thus it shall be. And all but a few shall be his enemy. And it shall be told as I tell it now, of your lineage, and of your coming over the wall as a growing vine. ‘

After the earthly destructions, and the cleansing of the earth, then shall the great Holy Temple at the New Jerusalem be built. After the Temple is done and the Holy City is started, then shall I come to earth again. And Michael, the Archangel, Abraham, Isaac, Isaiah, John the beloved, and all the prophets of old, and all the prophets of new, shall come. And I shall say unto the people, Why did ye not hearken unto the prophets and heed them? For I sent them, and my Father sent them to speak unto you.

1) This is the reason for the title BRANCH Pro-let. Lehi went over the wall to America. (See 2Ne. 3:5).


Christ On John The Beloved

Listen, my son, and remember well the words I read unto you, And Echa Tah Echa Nah continued to read the words of Christ as recorded in the sacred records:

And on the last day He called His disciples to Him and said: What ask ye of me before I return to my Father in Heaven? And they looked at Him and then at one another. And then did one say, My desire is to teach Thy commandments and then to return to Thee with Thy Father. And others did say the same.

After granting them their desires He spake unto John and did say: John, thou hast sat upon my right. Why dost thou not speak?

And John did say, Master, Thou hast granted the wishes of my brothers: my wish and my desire from Thee is to forever, or until Thou returnest again as Thou hast promised. . . to teach the words of Thy commandments, and of Thy Father.

He called John from the others, and did say: John, my beloved, thou who art unselfish, and who desireth to teach the commandments of me and my Father, thy desire I shall grant in the name of my Father. Thou shalt remain upon the earth, and thou shalt not feel the sting of death. O John, my beloved, I place upon thee in the name of my Father, the power to carry on the Father’s commandments in my name, after I have returned to my place in my Father’s Kingdom, And I give unto thee all my powers on earth, but not in heaven. And I command that thou shalt be over all whom I have left on earth, who follow my commandments and teachings. 1 (See footnote next page. ) 58

And John did kneel before Him and He did place His hands upon John’s head, and did bless him and did say, John, my beloved, thou shalt go to all corners of the earth, and thou shalt be in command until I return to the earth again.

Then He did call them all together, and to one He did say -Thou shalt go to Tina; and Ile said to another, Thou shalt go to Israel. And to another, Thou shalt go to Joffa: and to another. Thou shalt go to Smyrna. To another He said, Thou shalt go to Egypt. To another He said, Thou shalt go to Damascus. And He said to Paul, Thou shalt go to Greece. And to the remaining ones He said: Ye shall remain in Jerusalem, and ye shall teach my people. Hearken ye to the words of John the beloved, whom I leave in charge until I return again. ‘

And Paul did say, By what sign will we know of Thy coming again, Master? And He said unto them: Hearken unto my words, I will return again like a thief in the night. Not even the angels in heaven know of my coming. I know not myself, only my Father in Heaven knows.

Then He called them and did pray unto His Father and then said unto them as a cloud of fire surrounded Him. I leave you in peace and return to my Father, for my mission here is fulfilled. And then did He ascend.

1) There need be no conflict or misunderstanding here about the Apostle Peter having received the Keys of the Kingdom from Christ, hence being senior to John. However, Peter was soon martyred, while John and the Three Nephite Apostles remained “until His coming, ” with John as the Senior Authority on earth “over all who follow His commandments and His teachings. ” The Prophet Joseph said that John is now with the Ten Tribes, preparing them for their return. John is also an Elias “to restore all things. ” (See D&C, 77:14. )–See also John, 21:23; D&C, Sec. 7.


On Patience And Tolerance


For unto all men I give this great knowledge-to know that within them they possess patience and tolerance. And those that seek to cause their patience and tolerance to grow, shall also seek me, for I am patience and tolerance. And those, who by their right of effort, shall cause their patience and tolerance to grow, shall become Masters, and they shall attain the highest goals. And they shall teach the scholars that which I have willed unto them, and the scholars shall also become Masters. But those who seek not my unbounded limits of patience and tolerance, shall go hack to the bottomless pit, where not but ignorance and vice rule.

Seek ye the unbounded limits that I have willed unto you, and your reward shall be a place in my Father’s realm. For by attaining greater patience and tolerance, ye shall never break my commandments and laws: for they are the foundation of all my teachings. For what greater joys and happiness can man know than by his patient and tolerant teaching of my words and the commandments of my Father? For those that know not of patience and tolerance, know not of the Father and me.


In Arabia. . . ABDOLLA, ABDUL, his brother, and SHULALLA, his wife. (They owned Hammamma, the white steed who sought the companionship of the humble ass upon which Christ rode. ) In Turkey. . . KASHMA PAL. In India. . . SMAI EOGISS SOKOHN. In Tibet. . . KANGIAS SAN. In Persia. . . ABDU SNA KANDIS. In Egypt. . . FAUD FAROK CHEE KOPT. 6o

AZTECA DIALECT (Reformed Egyptian)

CHEXA MIYE KUCULCAN (In the beginning was God. )

COPAN, KOBA, KEN (Father, Son Holy Ghost. )


KNAB (Judas). XAIM (Simon). TEKA (Thomas). CHAMP (James) JEHU (John). ZOLTE (Phillip). MATAZE (Matthew) PETOPL (Peter) ZACTA (Luke). QUITZA (Stephen) KOBAN (Mark) UBENAZA (Bartholomew)

ABA, KANA, TIP, SEEZ, CHEOP, ZATA. (Other immortals).


NA SA (North). All SA (East). KA SA (West). SOE BA (South).



1. Alle, Pile, kya alezium. . .

2. Ayle, Ayle Eli, Eli. . .

3. Mena, Mena tea mya. . .

4. Kya Ko shorohum. . .

5. Ko-shma ayle Eli. . .


1. Lama, Lama, Eli, Eli. . .

2. Alpha, Omega, Eli, Eli. . .

3. Kam Beta Kappa Mu. . .

4. Lama Delta, Lama Eli. . .

Chapter XV

Christ Visits Chigaraguans


And then did they lift their faces, and lo, they beard Him say: I come among you to teach the laws and commandments of my Father. Seek ye happiness and peace, or seek ye darkness and ignorance?

To other sheep, such as ye are, but not of the same fold, my Father’s words and commandments have brought greater light and understanding.

Then did He show them His hands and feet; and did tell them of His death and resurrection. Then he bade Echa Tah Echa Nah and his council to go to the Sacred Temple. And then did they hear Him pray to His Father in ‘Heaven.

And then did He come before the people, and long after the moon had risen, did they listen to Him preach. And then did the people bow their heads in reverence, as He told them of the glories in Heaven and of His life after death. Then did the people feel His power and inspiration, and then did they worship Him.

And Echa Tah Echa Nah (of that time) did say to the people: Ye shall hearken unto His words and teachings. And you, my people , shall always live and abide by them. And then did the people promise to do so.

And Christ did live among them for many days and He did preach His laws and commandments. And He did cause His laws and commandments to be written on metal plates. 62

And before He left in a great, blinding light that surrounded Him, He promised the people of Echa Tah Echa Nah, if they would live the laws and commandments, as He had taught them, and never depart from them- Someday, I will return and dwell with you again. For now I leave you in peace and comfort; but remember, I shall be with you at all times, now and forever.

And after He had blest them all He did leave in a blinding light that none could look upon.



(Onandagus, Prophet, Colonizer, Warrior and Leader, was sent into the north country from the land of the Chigaraguans long ago to colonize and establish his people. The Prophet Joseph tells of Onandagus having charge of the Nephite warriors from the Rocky Mountains to the east sea, and that he took part in the last great struggle when the Nephites were destroyed. )

(In the state of New York live the Onandaga Indians on their reservation near Cayuga. There are also Onandagus Lake and a cave. The Confederacy of the Iroquois consists of Seneca-Onidah-Mohak-Cayuga Onandagus. )2

1) The Prophet Joseph states in THE WHITE HORSE VISION that the War of Gog and Magog will be “the last great struggle Zion will have to contend with, at the time when the whole of America will be made the Zion of our God. “

2) This footnote will continue on the next page. 63

2) In the foregoing parenthetical remarks of the Indian author, he is referring to an account by the Prophet Joseph in the History of the Church, Vol. 2, PP. 79 and 80, wherein the Camp of Zion was traveling from Kirkland, Ohio, to Jackson County, Missouri, and had arrived at a point near Jacksonville, Ill. on the Illinois River. The Prophet writes:

“During our travels we visited several of the mounds which had been thrown up by the ancient inhabitants of this country-the Nephites, Lamanites, etc, and this morning I went up on a high mound, near the river, accompanied by the brethren. From this mound we could overlook the tops of the trees and view the prairie on each side of the river as far as our vision could extend, and the scenery was truly delightful.

“On the top of the mound were stones which presented the appearance of three altars having been erected, one above the other, according to the ancient order, and the remains of bones were strewn over the surface of the ground. The brethren procured a shovel and a hoe, and removing the earth to a depth of about one foot, discovered the skeleton of a man, almost entire: and between his ribs the stone point of a Lamanitish arrow, which evidently had produced his death. Elder Riggs retained the arrow.

“The contemplation of the scenery around us produced peculiar sensations in our bosoms, and subsequently the vision of the past being opened to my understanding by the Spirit of the Almighty, I discovered that the person whose skeleton we had seen was a White Lamanite, a large, thick-set man, a man of God. And his name was ZELPH. He was a warrior and chieftain under THE GREAT PROPHET ONANDAGUS, WHO WAS KNOWN FROM THE EASTERN SEA TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

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