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Palmyra, New York Sites and Stories

Church History stories and sights to see in Palmyra New York LDS

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Joseph Smith, the Prophet

Joseph Smith Jr. life and information on the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Palmyra, New York Temple Blog List

Amazing stories and facts on the Palmyra New York Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Joseph Smith finding the “Right Person” to obtain the Gold Plates

Joseph Smith received the gold plates from the Hill Cumorah and this was not a simple task. A lot was required of Joseph before he was able to obtain the plates. The Lord wanted Joseph to learn for himself important lessons, and it took time. After years of waiting Joseph needed to be ready to […]

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Get to know Lucy Mack Smith

Lucy Mack Smith was born in 1776 to the deeply religious home of Solomon Mack and Lydia Gates. They had four children. Lucy married Joseph Smith Sr. In 1796 and they had 10 children: Alvin, Hyrum, Sophronia, Joseph Jr., Samuel, Ephraim, William, Kathrine, Don Carlos, and Lucy. Lucy felt the importance of religion with her […]

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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 Martin Harris

Most people have heard of Martin Harris in The History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as one of the three witnesses of the Book of Mormon and the man who lost the 116 pages of translation of The Book of Mormon. There is so much more to Martin Harris, he was […]

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The Three Witnesses of The Book of Mormon

When Joseph Smith, the first prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, received the gold plates to translate, he was under strict instructions not to show anyone. It was a heavy wight to bear for the young prophet Joseph Smith. Joseph received a revelation, (Doctrine and Covenants 17) that he would be […]

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Purchasing the Smith Home land, and the “Fighting Preacher.”

It is easy to imagine the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint have always owned the land of important Church History Sites, but the opposite is true, and how the Chuech obtained the land of important Church restoration sites is always by a series of miracles. The story of obtaining the land of […]

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“It is time to build a temple in the area where it all started” Palmyra, New York Temple

Many know the love the Latter-day Saint people have for their temples. These buildings are very special to Latter-day Saints because they believe it is God's home on Earth. Temple building is expensive, because using the best the world has, for the Home of God is top priority to the Church. The cost of building […]

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