Many people over the years have asked me if I have a favorite item I have collected over the past six decades. Several pieces come to mind; but this handwritten statement by the Prophet on Virtue is perhaps my very favorite.
More Church History Features
The following is the first in a series of articles giving greater detail from the stories behind the hidden things in our recently released Treasures of the Restoration jigsaw puzzle. Today we share the amazing background on the Maid of Iowa--the steamboat the carried hundreds of new converts up the Mississippi to Nauvoo.
The Meridian Team offers another wonderful product for your family's entertainment: the new Treasures of the Restoration 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is a must for quarantined families during a bicentennial year.
Joseph was tutored by no less than 56 different messengers from Heaven, including at least five visits from the Father and the Son, 22 visits from the angel Moroni alone, and visits from the original 12 Apostles called in Jesus’ time, and the 12 Disciples of Christ of the Nephites. Joseph is one to trust, to follow and to have a sure witness of his calling.
This year, as we remember and observe the 200th anniversary of the First Vision of Joseph Smith, I thought it might be timely to share one of the prophet's last interviews on the First Vision taken from an original copy of the "Pennsylvania Inquirer" of October 5, 1843.
One of the most interesting documents in the newest volume of the Joseph Smith Papers goes by the unassuming title, “Revelation, 27 July 1842.” The revelation, dictated by Joseph Smith, provided Latter-day Saint Newel K. Whitney with instructions to use in performing the plural marriage sealing of his daughter, Sarah Ann Whitney, to the Prophet.