Carol Cornwall Madsen

“Ten years had passed since our marriage when we lost a sweet little girl, Emma, just fifteen months old. At the funeral I had a visit from the minister of the [church] in which we lived and another minister of the Christian Church, who came to comfort us, but they could not tell me if my sweet baby was saved, for they said there was no provision in the Bible for the salvation of children, but that we may hope that the Lord would take care of them. This time I felt indignant at their speech for in my heart I was sure that my little angel was all right and that those ministers knew nothing.”

Carol Cornwall Madsen  |  Journey to Zion: Voices from the Mormon Trial (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1997), 508–9;