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The Bishop's Message is a compilation of messages written for the SundaySchool program of the Ensign 3rd Ward over a period of four years (1957-1961) by Bishop Nathaniel A. Smith who presided as Bishop during thistime.
The messages were written with the Ward membership in mind on therequest of the first editor of the Sunday School Program, Sister IrmaGottfredson and the Sunday School Superintendent Addison B. Cheney.
I humbly acknowledge the inspiration received from the many quotes, andshort poems and especially some illustrations from Elder Sterling W. Sill'swritings.
It is my hope and desire that my posterity will cherish these precioustruths and mould them into their characters for good.
The fact that good ideas and thoughts may have belonged to someoneelse does not lessen their value. If they are good they are good theyshould be used many times until we get possession of them.Sincerely,