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Apostle Peter in Rome Italy and Pennsylvania

Rome is full of rich history of the ancient Church of Jesus Christ. While traveling around the ancient city, you can imagine what it was like after the death of Jesus Christ. The ancient apostles working as missionaries urgently working to spread the gospel and prepare the world for Christ to return again. Rome was […]

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Emma Smith Interview on the Authenticity of The Book of Mormon

Emma Hale Smith saw first hand the miracles of the translation of The Book of Mormon through her husband the prophet Joseph Smith. She was as amazed as anyone would be, and maybe even more so, because she knew her husbands inadequacies. Emma was a strong support to her husband and even through the hardest […]

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Joseph and Emma’s Twins in Kirtland Ohio

When Emma and Joseph Smith arrived in Kirtland Ohio Emma was seven months pregnant with twins. Their first child had died immediately after birth on June 15, 1828 in Harmony Pennsylvania during the time Martin Harris lost the Book of Mormon manuscript, it must have been unbearable for this young couple. They named their sweet […]

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Fun Facts about Joseph Smith

-Joseph Smith Jr. was born in Sharon, Vermont on December 23, 1805 to Joseph Smith Sr. And Lucy Mack Smith. -Joseph Smith had a dangerous leg infection as a seven year old boy. The doctor performed a highly advanced surgery that saved his leg. This surgery would not be performed again successfully for almost a […]

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Who is Oliver Cowdery?

Oliver Cowdery was born October 3, 1806 in Wells, Vermont. Oliver Cowdery was a teacher in Manchester New York. While teaching in New York he heard about the prophet Joseph Smith and the translation of The Book of Mormon. In 1829, he accompanied the prophets brother, Samuel Smith to Harmony Pennsylvania where the young prophet […]

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Get to know Emma Hale Smith

Emma Smith was born in Harmony Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County on July 10, 1804. She is the daughter or Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Emma grew up in very prosperous circumstances. Lucy Mack Smith(Joseph’s mother) described Emma’s childhood home as a “mansion” with “every convenient appendage necessary.” Emma was the seventh of nine children of […]

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David Whitmer’s Miracle

Stories of miracles are some of my favorite stories to tell and retell. Sometimes we forget that our God is a God of miracles. There is so much sadness, depression, anger in this world and there is a tendency to let that overrun all the good. There are also miracles, joy, hope, happiness, sunshine it […]

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Women Witnesses of the Book of Mormon

Sometimes we overlook the accounts of women in history and the contributions made by them. The most common accounts of the Book of Mormon witnesses are the ones printed the in the Book of Mormon, but there are more. Katherine Smith Salisbury Katherine Smith Salisbury is the younger sister of the prophet Joseph Smith. When […]

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple Architecture

One of the best things about the Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the little details that make each temple unique. The Philadelphia Temple is truly a work of art and a beautiful nod to history. There was an article written on the Philadelphia Temple(link at the bottom of page) […]

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple

-The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is the first Latter-Day Saint Temple in Pennsylvania. -The Philadelphia Temple was announced by Pres. Thomas S. Monson at the same time he announced Calgary, Canada; Córdoba, Argentina; Kansas City, Missouri; and Rome, Italy Temples. -The Philadelphia Temple was dedicated September 2016 by Henry B. Eyring. - The dedication of the […]

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