The Whittling Boy - Unframed

$ 7.50



“The Whittling Boy” – by Winslow Homer – During the time the early Saints were in Nauvoo, they organized the young men & even children to “stand guard” in town as the threat of mob violence increased. The boys were instructed to whittle sticks of wood around other groups of men & listen for threats of violence. They were also instructed to whistle as a way of alerting the adults.. and to whistle when they saw or were near any strangers who may not have the best intentions. There are many fun stories about this army of soldiers.. plan your next FHE or lesson around these strong examples of faith and courage.

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President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

"The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will."

The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as we still find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process