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Presendia’s Prayer

As an early convert to the Church, Presendia Huntington Kimball was able to tell the Relief Society sisters of the Sanpete Stake that she “had been with the Saints in . . . every trial and hardship that they had passed through.” And even in the most difficult times, she had looked for ways to serve. “In times of scarcity and famine,” the Relief Society minutes recorded, “she had prayed to God to take away her appetite so she could give to those who suffered.”

Minutes, Sept. 14, 1888, in Sanpete Stake Relief Society minute book, 1879–1888, 142, Church History Library, Salt Lake City