Of course, it seemed a natural to choose the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo for the month of March. The Relief Society was officially organized on Thursday, March 17, 1842 and so I wanted to highlight this incredible, inspired, heaven-revealed female organization. Come see the beautiful images that capture the beginnings you did not know about the largest and oldest women's organization in the world.
More Church History Features
Perhaps the easiest hidden thing to spot at a glance as you look at the box of our Treasures of the Restoration jigsaw puzzle is the portrait of the prophet Joseph Smith. But how accurate is this picture of Joseph Smith? What do we know about what he really looked like?
Warsaw, Illinois was the home to the angry mob that murdered the Prophet Joseph Smith. Yet, some 136 years after that tragic martyrdom, Warsaw became the home to a Latter-day Saint family that many residents grew to love, admire, and respect.
In a time when we all struggle with questions on government, it is noteworthy that Joseph Smith also struggled with it. From his reading of the Book of Mormon came even a deeper understanding of the role of this nation in the gathering of Israel and the winding up scenes surrounding Christ’s Zion.
Near the end of Sidney Rigdon's life, as his health began to wane, his son pressed him to know whether Joseph Smith really "received" the Book of Mormon or whether he just created it. This was his father's reply.
This week, for the 142nd anniversary of that first Primary meeting, Primary General President Joy D. Jones shared a post on Facebook about a visit she recently took with the Primary General Presidency to that Farmington Rock Chapel where the first meeting was held.
On February 4, 1846, the very same day the first saints left Nauvoo, a ship known as the Brooklyn set sail out of New York Harbor. It was a cargo ship that had been chartered to carry 70 men, 68 women, and 100 children—238 passengers total—on a voyage that would ultimately total 24,000 miles and take nearly six months.