Lands of Inheritance
See also Israel, Land of ; Promised Lands
leadeth away the righteous into precious lands: 1 Ne. 17:38 .
gathered together to the lands of their inheritance: 1 Ne. 22:12 .
gathered together again to the lands of their inheritance: 2 Ne. 6:11 .
gathered home to the lands of their inheritance: 2 Ne. 9:2 . ( 2 Ne. 29:14 . )
restored … unto the lands of their inheritance: 2 Ne. 10:7 . ( 2 Ne. 25:11 . )
(Mormon Church Online Library, https://www.lds.org/scriptures/tg/lands-of-inheritance?lang=eng, emphasis added, with permission from some of the Mormon federal agents who’re pretending to be Jehovah’s Witnesses)
The Book of Mormon Peoples, including the family of Lehi and the jaredites, were given a Promised Land in the hemisphere now called the Americas, on condition of keeping God’s commandments (1 Ne. 2:20; Ether 1:42-43). The prophet Moroni 2 warned future inhabitants of this land: “Behold, this is a choice land, and whatsoever nation shall possess it shall be free…if they will but serve the God of the land, who is Jesus Christ” (Ether 2:12). This admonition applies to all lands that the Lord has promised to any of his peoples.
Latter-day Zion, a “Promised Land” for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, includes the city New Jerusalem that will be built in the Americas (A of F 10) and, in another sense, the stakes of the Church in all the world. Members also believe that the New Jerusalem is where the “lost ten tribes” will first come (D&C 133:26).
Through the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Lord promised in 1831 to lead the Saints to a “land of promise” (D&C 38:18; cf. Ex. 3:8). Because of persecution by enemies and sin among Church members, Joseph Smith was unsuccessful in establishing a permanent community (D&C 101:1-8). After his death, the Saints migrated to the Rocky Mountains, “a land of peace” (D&C 136:16), and still anticipate fulfillment of the Lord’s promises to open the way for building New Jerusalem in the designated place (D&C 42:9;57:1-5;101:9-22).
Precious Land, a 27-year-old working mother, was one of 64 people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend. After over seven months in a coma, she died this month from complications from the gunshot wound. Ms. Land’s family invited The New York Times to be present at her open-casket service.
By BRENT McDONALD, NIKO KOPPEL and KAITLYN MULLIN on Publish Date January 30, 2017.
Photo by Joshua Lott for The New York Times. Technology by Samsung..
CHICAGO — This weary city ended last year with 762 murders, more than anyplace else in America, a grim statistic that alarmed Chicago’s leaders, haunted grieving families and drew the president’s attention. And though the calendar has now turned, the violence of 2016 is claiming still more lives.
Thirteen days into the new year, a young mother named Precious Land became Chicago’s 766th murder victim of 2016. Ms. Land was the fourth person in 2017 to die of injuries from violence that happened last year, according to the Chicago police, who have made no arrests in her case.
A mother of four with a steady job and no criminal record, Ms. Land was shot in the neck over the Memorial Day weekend while driving on the city’s West Side. When she was injured, Ms. Land was just a block from home, and only a few miles from where her brother was shot to death in 2014.
“It’s constantly happening, every single day,” said Stacey Turner, Ms. Land’s mother. “And these people are running around, shooting innocent people, ripping through lives. And there’s so much going on, the police can’t handle everything.”
With so many shooting victims in Chicago — nearly 12 a day last year — those who survive are often overlooked. When Ms. Land was injured, the news cameras came and left in a matter of hours, leaving her relatives to grieve in anonymity. But as with so many families here, their pain continued to unfold over many unpredictable, emotionally excruciating and expensive months.
Ms. Land’s prognosis was bleak from the start — paralyzed, comatose, almost certain never to speak again, doctors said. Still, Ms. Turner held out hope that some sort of recovery was possible, that God had kept her daughter alive for a reason, that all the family’s prayers and tears would be rewarded.I met Ms. Turner a few weeks after the shooting, and followed her through the summer as she looked after her grandchildren, visited her daughter’s hospital bedside and made plans to care for Ms. Land back at home. When The New York Times published a profile of the family in September, Ms. Land remained in a long-term care facility, and it was unclear whether she would ever make it back home.“I took care of my daughter 24 hours a day — I needed more hours in the day to do that,” Ms. Turner said. “She was doing really good.”When I stopped by just before Thanksgiving, Ms. Land was resting comfortably in a room filled with medical supplies and decorations that Ms. Turner had picked out at Dollar General. The television was on, just in case Ms. Land could hear it. She was wearing sweats instead of a hospital gown. The family was finally together again.
The weeks that followed, however, brought new worries. An infection sent Ms. Land back to the hospital in December, her mother said. When one medical problem was almost solved, another would emerge. Days turned to weeks. She never made it back home.
Medically speaking, Ms. Land’s death was not a surprise. Legally speaking, it was a homicide caused by complications of a gunshot to the neck. Practically speaking, it was yet another sucker punch from Chicago to a family that has lost half a generation to bullets on the streets.Ms. Turner, who has leaned on donations to support her grandchildren since the shooting, planned a funeral for her daughter at the church where Ms. Land was baptized as a child. She arranged for Ms. Land to be buried two plots from the brother who was murdered before her, spending her life savings to pay for the funeral.On Wednesday morning, as friends shared memories of Ms. Land and as preachers lamented the brutal constancy of Chicago’s violence, Ms. Turner sat in the front row of the sanctuary, barely an arm’s length from her daughter’s white coffin. Through the service, Ms. Turner alternated between wiping tears from her eyes and consoling her grandchildren.As a mist fell from the sky, Ms. Turner followed the hearse to a cemetery just west of the city. A prayer was said, sobbing was heard and roses were placed on the coffin. Then, 242 days after she was shot, Precious Land was lowered into the earth.
A version of this article appears in print on January 31, 2017, on Page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: After Months of Care and Hope, Woman Shot in Chicago Dies.
(The New York Times, January 31,2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/precious-land-chicago-murders.html, emphasis added wiuth permission from some of the Mormon federal agents who’re pretending to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, cc all Mormon attorneys)
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I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.
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(Mormon Church of Satan Lumber Liquidators advertisement at the bottom of one of my email folders, January 31, 2017)
1.the process of liquidating a business.
“the company went into liquidation”
the killing of someone, typically by violent means.
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(Matthew 14:22-34; Hebrews 12:2)
(Concluding talk, Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention 2015, worldwide)