Creed Haymond Story Of The Word Of Wisdom, In His Own Words
I’ve heard this story throughout my life many times in Sunday School, youth classes, General Conference, and sacrament meeting talks. Bryce Haymond at the Temple Study blog has recently posted an original account of famed runner Creed Haymond, and his own personal account of how The Word of Wisdom helped him to win several races during a track event while in school in Pennsylvania. What makes this story more unique is that Creed is one of Bryce’s ancestors.
Creed remained firm on a promise to live the Word of Wisdom which allowed him to be blessed to “run and not be weary”, as the scriptures promise. At 8 years old, his mother told him, “Will you promise me that you will never taste tea or coffee, or liquor or tobacco, as long as you live?” Creed promised, “Yes, Momma, I will.”
Check out what happened later on in his life when he decided to stay true to his promise over on Temple Study.
Your Friendly Mormon Neighbor,
Joshua B. Pettus