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Visiting the Sick

As a missionary in his native Denmark and a bishop of the Provo 1st Ward for 40 years, John Peter Rasmus Johnson had many opportunities to visit and minister to the sick. He saw it as a spiritual as well as temporal duty. “When the Body is afflicted,” he taught, “our spirits are more or less so and we need the care and sympathy of our Friends.”

Minutes, May 1, 1884, in Provo 1st Ward Relief Society records, 238, Church History Library, Salt Lake City