The third blessing, according to the Divine Principle
is that men and women should have dominion over the earth. This does not mean that the earth can be ruthlessly exploited. Rather, it is to be nurtured and stewarded. However, before humanity can have complete dominion over the earth, it must first be explored and mapped. An explorer and cartographer, David Thompson
opened up and mapped vast portion of the North American continent, both increasing humanity's knowledge of the planet and facilitating settlement of part of what would become the nation of Canada
. It can be said that his exploits aided providence, assisting in the ability of women and men to have dominion over the earth.