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Vaughn J. Featherstone

President Hugh B. Brown, who many years ago served in the Quorum of the Twelve and the First Presidency, said that if he could have chosen any time in the history of the world to be born, he would have chosen to be born about 50 years later. I was born about 50 years later than he was.

I have since thought about his desire and wondered when I would have chosen to be born. I would like to have been at the Sweetwater River as an 18-year-old man to help carry the nearly frozen members of a handcart company across those ice-filled, bitterly cold waters. I would also like to live a little further into the 21st century than I am going to. I want to be here when the Church needs defending, for I would be willing to lay my all on the altar for it.

Despite these thoughts, after a great deal of pondering, I finally decided I would rather live during this present time than any other. Though I will not be required to wade through icy waters, our generation will be expected to carry the next generation of youth across symbolic rivers of open sewage. Such rivers flow with alcohol, drugs, abortion, homosexual conduct, pedophilia, incest, rape, and every possible perversion.

If we can carry this generation across filthy streams and rivers and hand them over clean and sweet and pure on the far side, we will have prepared the millenial generation for the coming of Christ.

Excerpt from the book: The Millenial Generation, by Vaughn J. Featherstone, 1999, p. 40-41