recorded, rededicating that mission unto the Lordand asking deliverance from any traitors among usand the powers
evil attacking us.I then met with my family after eating a littlefood, and from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. I gave atraining on keeping the Lord's confidence, andnow the Lord would scatter this family and judgeus. I told them the Lord loved us, and whateverthey were directed to do would be a step up
theywould take it right. I had determined to
to thetemple at 5:00 p.m. and be
the land by 6:30p.m., seeking the Lord for the times we shouldleave.
I sat down in the chair in the Sunday Schoolroom with the family, the children surrounded me.I shook the boys' hands, I hugged some
them, Ihugged the girls.
got to be -a lot
[Chuckle] I have been missing thechildren, yearning to be with them and teach them;yet the Lord would do so. I had the family kneeldown and I offered a dedication prayer, both armsto the square, invoking the blessings
God uponall. I finally hugged the grandmothers.I took Melinda into my office. I saw she neededsome assurance. She had a concern because shehad informed somebody that I was there after I hadgiven the training that they must not even mentionI
present. I brought her in, and with Patriciaand Millie eye witnesses and ear witnesses I sealedthe love
God in Melinda Johnson Jeffs, sealedthe love
God in her mind and heart as a dailyincrease, performing that ordinance.I then took Patricia up to the temple.
wereable to quickly open the vault and archiveeverything because she had it downstairs. I thentook Patricia, after locking the temple, I took herinto the temple annex and I walked through.
beautiful, very useful, yet there is still alot
work to do still. I then walked up toRaymond Jessop's pickup and had him drive usback
the big house.I got ready and we left the land
refuge by6:30 p.m., after offering a dedication prayer in myroom and a dedication prayer to exert a onenesswith those traveling with me. I had Nephi Jeffsdrive Isaac, Naomie, and I
the land to Abilene,Texas.
met Russell Johnson at a motel, andthen had Isaac and Russell take Naomie and I toLubbock, Texas, arriving here at around midnight.As we traveled I used my phone answerer and Ihad Isaac be my mouth as he talked to SpencerBlackmore. Spencer Blackmore was about threehours away from Short Creek at
:00 p.m. I gaveinstructions through Isaac that they should stay atJerry Johnson's house and keep the two girls inhiding there, and not let them out and about amongthe people; and they themselves should not wanderamong the people, and wait for my phone call forfurther instructions.I am seeking
he Lord to know
he two girlsshould come separate and the parents be thediversion while they visit relatives; and Spencertake Mack and Spencer's wife back to Canada. Iseek
he Lord to know what to do, and that thosegirls will be protected, and that we can connectwith them somehow, undetected.I arranged with Nephi Jeffs as we traveledtoward Abilene that he would drive he andWendell Wayman Nielsen
young Wendellwould drive the four ladies
the land at
by10:00 p.m. and arrive around 6:00 p.m. at R23; andI need to make phone calls tomorrow to verifywhat they should take.God bless the work
God. I thank the Lordthat He is near, here to do His will in all things.May we be preserved to carry on that the gatheringmay take place as the scattering takes place, theLord gather those who can qualify for the fulness
Zion.Before I left RI7, I gathered Ada, Afton,Angela, and Fern in my waiting room and toldthem the Lord directed them to be taken away fromthe land
refuge in Texas and move to anotherland
refuge we call R23. I told them to all fourmove into an upstairs room, for now, in the FirstPresidency home at
instructionsthere, because more people will be sent. I toldthem the basement should be preserved for theother brethren
the First Presidency when theycome and visit.I told Nephi Jeffs to take so much
much material for dress makingand underwear making for these ladies to staybusy. So the Lord is doing His work. He isjudging His people, beginning with
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