On a photo shoot in Nauvoo, I was especially interested in getting a high angle shot of the Nauvoo Temple, one that would include the Mississippi River to the west. I was desperate to find a way to do this. But everyone I talked to seemed to think it was impossible. There had to be a way.
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Anti-Mormon persecution can lead converts to the church. Such was the case of Dan Jones, one of the most successful missionaries of the restored gospel. In addition to his famed missionary work, Dan Jones received the last prophecy of Joseph Smith, helped laid the foundation for the Choir at Temple Square, became a church leader in Utah, and even served as mayor of Manti, Utah.
Nauvoo has been called "the City Beautiful" as it is situated on a horseshoe bend of the Mississippi River. There's not another setting like it with the crowning jewel of a stunning temple on the bluff above the river, but now, come and see the insides and details of Nauvoo as you've never seen it before. Don't miss this.
We have heard the famous story of Joseph Smith’s visit to President Martin Van Buren, but very few know how greatly the prophet was impacted by the event, nor that Congress actually held a hearing concerning the plight of the Mormons in Missouri with results that to this day would curl your toes.
John C. Whitmer was exceptionally well placed to know two of the Three Witnesses and five of the Eight Witnesses, and, thus, to have an unusually good sense of their character and of what they had said with regard to the Book of Mormon. And yet he spent his entire adult life outside of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and far removed from the main body of the Saints. Here is his personal witness of the witnesses.
What emerges from the documents featured in this volume relating to his arrest and extradition attempts, according to Jeffrey D. Mahas at an online blogger event held last Thursday in anticipation for this week’s publication of the volume, is “a case study in how Joseph Smith responded to opposition.”
Is it worth going through our own Liberty Jail moments just to get experience? Why is experience so essential to our Heavenly Father’s plan for us? Why must we face such trials and tribulation to become like Him?