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100 years ago

The "glorious gospel light" was continuing to spread throughout North Carolina despite intense opposition, noted the May 12, 1896, Deseret Semi-Weekly News.

A report from Elders John M. Andersen and Joseph P. Greene in Fayetteville indicated that prejudices were being allayed as the work moved slowly forward.

"Notwithstanding the slanderous articles of the press and the equally scandalous sermons of sectarian leaders, warning their follower to shun us as they would the sting of a wasp or the fangs of a moccasin, we are thankful to say there are some who are willing to `prove all things' and let them stand on their own merits. The prejudice against us is being rapidly allayed among the masses, and we have thus fare received kind treatment from the good people of North Carolina.

"While the great harvest is no doubt passed, we have in our gleaning found a few (though far between) who are interested in the plan of salvation, investigating the principles of the gospel and perhaps will connect themselves e'er long with the Church of Christ.

"With the best of health we are enjoying our labors and the Spirit of God."

Quote from the past

"We meet together from time to time to speak, to hear, to reflect, to converse, and to exchange views in regard to the worship of Almighty God." - President John Taylor, in an address given Dec. 7, 1879, at the 14th Ward meetinghouse in Salt Lake City.