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Is there anyone who does not know the great missionary he has been? At age 96 his missionary spirit and zest for life kept him young in spirit and positive in outlook. When he passed away at A. January 11, at the home of a daughter in Salt Lake City, the Church lost a giant, but his influence for good will long be felt.
As the grandson of Franklin D. Richards and the son of George F. Richards both of whom were also Apostles , Elder Richards never seemed to doubt the faith of his fathers, but rather, took every opportunity to share it with others.
On a typical afternoon in the later part of his life, Elder Richards was showing some youth of the Church through the Church Administration Building. They had come to a room lined with beautiful onyx marble. As he spoke to them, his speech became more rapid and his eyes brightened.
He recalled the story of a nationally prominent man who had visited the building many years before. Elder Richards had been assigned to accompany the man and make him feel welcome. When they reached the onyx room, the visitor looked around at the craftsmanship, the obvious care, and the resultant splendor with which the early Saints had endowed that room in their headquarters.
His book A Marvelous Work and a Wonder is a classic in Mormon literature and is a successful tool for missionary work in many areas of the world.
The book is the best-selling LDS book other than the scriptures. Elder Richards never accepted any royalties. Robinson Richards. The family moved to Tooele, Utah, where LeGrand grew up on the family farm. While still a young man, LeGrand went to Salt Lake City with his older brother and completed an month business course in 12 months. He did this while serving as a home teacher two full nights a week. After the college business course, he was offered a position with a prominent firm.
He declined the offer in order to answer a call to the Netherlands Mission. That was the first of four missions he would ultimately serve for the Church. While on his mission as a year-old, Elder Richards felt a pressing need to master the Dutch language. He would walk across the street from the mission home to the cattle market. There he would walk up and down the lanes preaching Dutch to the animals and trees.
At a combined mission conference he was called upon to speak by President Heber J. He bore his testimony in Dutch with such power that nonmembers in attendance later remembered him for it and one joined the Church. Brother and Sister Richards became the parents of eight children. It was in Oregon that he received a call as branch president. When LeGrand was 27, he took his family and returned to the Netherlands to serve as the president of that mission.
In , President Heber J. Grant asked him to move to California to become president of the Hollywood Stake. Between being mission president and stake president he served three times as bishop and twice as a high councilor and filled a short-term mission in the Eastern States. He was released as the Hollywood Stake president to go to the Southern States Mission and fill the position of mission president there. Four years later and still mission president, he dreamed he met President Grant, who said he had a special blessing for him.
When he awakened he could not remember the blessing, but he remembered how thrilled he was. Within a year he was appointed Presiding Bishop of the Church. Several times in his life he came close to death. Twice in his youth he was spared from near-fatal accidents and when he was the Presiding Bishop, he suffered a severe heart attack.
Elder Harold B. Ten years later, in , Elder Richards was called to the Council of the Twelve. Elder LeGrand Richards was himself a marvelous work and a wonder.
His energetic love for people showed in every word he spoke and in the relentless missionary effort he continued throughout his life. He spoke as though every second were of such import that not one word should be lost and that every person listening needed to catch every anxious word. He was indeed a man of God.
Is there anyone who does not know the great missionary he has been? At age 96 his missionary spirit and zest for life kept him young in spirit and positive in outlook. When he passed away at A. January 11, at the home of a daughter in Salt Lake City, the Church lost a giant, but his influence for good will long be felt. As the grandson of Franklin D.
A richhards book on the Restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ. Refresh and try again. In the Day of Thy Power. LeGrand Richards explained the apostasy and restoration in such a logical and understandable way that left me convinced that Church has been restored to the earth with the proper priesthood, organization and ordinances. Published July 1st by Shadow Mountain first published He recommended it as a means of getting a good overview of what Mormons believe.
A MARVELOUS WORK AND A WONDER LEGRAND RICHARDS PDF
Learn how and when to remove this template message Outside of his apostleship, Richards is probably best known for his widely distributed book, A Marvelous Work and a Wonder , which was first published in The commonly referenced work contains a comprehensive teaching outline designed to assist missionaries in their study and presentation of Mormonism. Based on a document titled, "The Message of Mormonism", which Richards developed in for missionaries during his tenure as president of the Southern States Mission , the book contains explanations and interpretations of many doctrinal positions of the LDS Church. In , Richards published Israel! Do You Know? He was head of the Orson Hyde Foundation, which coordinated the donations that were used to purchase the land in Jerusalem that became the Orson Hyde Memorial Garden. Kimball paid tribute to Richards as one of the greatest missionaries of our time.
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder