120 years ago today - Apr 5, 1902; Saturday

[Anthony Ivins]

Grant was serving as mission president in Japan. It was a difficult endeavor. He was unable to learn the language and baptized only two people, both of whom left the church. When Grant was called, he felt gloomy because, as he said, "I was owing a little over $100,000. I had two wives, neither one having a home; my mother's home was mortgaged at that time for $3,000." ...

[Anderson, Elizabeth Oberdick, editor, Cowboy Apostle: The Diaries of Anthony W. Ivins: 1875-1932, Signature Books, Salt Lake City in association with the Smith-Pettit Foundation (2013) - http://bit.ly/AnthonyIvins]

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