It would be inappropriate to quote either of them in their entirety but I marveled at some of the promises which were given and were fulfilled.
John Erik's blessing (Book B, p. 89) was given by John Smith, Patriarch in Nauvoo on July 29, 1844. He is listed as John E , son of John & Anna Christianna For
His lineage is through the blood of Ephraim.
He is told that if he desired he would raise a warning voice in his native land and have mighty power to confound the wise and the learned... that the Lord would give his angels charge to assist him and be his constant companion, to comfort and deliver him out of all his troubles. He would be able to heal the sick and would have power to redeem his friends, both the dead and the living. His name would be had in honorable remembrance till time should be no more and this blessing should be perpetuated to his children through all the generations.
Sarah Bell's blessing was given 6 months earlier by Hyrum Smith on January 9th 1844. Though it is not stated it would also have been Nauvoo...just a few short months before Hyrum was killed with Joseph. Sarah was only 15 years old at the time she received her blessing.
No lineage is stated though she is promised the blessings of the covenant made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. She is told to be steadfast and immovable and that she would abound in grace and in faith. She is assured that she would be blessed with a house and a habitation, possessions and tenements and the power of God would be upon her and her children after her. Like John E (who did not get his blessing till several months later. They were not "involved" at the time as far as we know other than that were residents of the same community. John in fact would marry Mary Ann Hunt just 6 months after his blessing in January of 1845) she is told that her name would be had in remembrance among all her posterity until the latest day.
Her blessing must have been a great comfort to her as she witnessed and participated in the persecution and uncertainty of the time...to know that some day she would indeed have a home and possessions and children. It is through her that there exist any descendants at all for John Erik Forsgren. She was protected and helped in the home of her parents even after she and John had divorced.