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Make every trip a "Chruch history trip".
Visiting Nauvoo Sites, Know Before You Go

The city of Nauvoo is one of the most important historical locations in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Nauvoo is a special location for member of the Church because it was the last city the Prophet Joseph Smith lived in before he died, it was a city designed by […]

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History of Emma Smith’s Hymn Book

Emma Smith, the wife of the Prophet Joseph Smith, was known for being highly intelligent, kind, giving and very capable. In the 1800’s women had few rights in society and were not allowed to vote in any elections. Although, it was common for women to excluded from important meetings and decision, this was not the […]

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Malaria Healing Miracle Overview

A very special relic from the Nauvoo era is on display at the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. The museum is located across the street from the Salt Lake Temple and it is free. It is a great place for families, and anyone interested in in learning about different aspects of the […]

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Prophet John Taylor

-John Taylor became the third prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when he was 71 years old. Brigham Young died three years before John Taylor was sustained as president of the Church. -John Taylor was born in Milnthorpe, England. He is the only latter-day prophet that was born outside of the […]

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Prophet Joseph Smith facts and information

To watch on Youtube click here: https://youtu.be/vmp5VeoxBWM To listen on Spotify click here: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/krystine-stephenson/episodes/Prophet-Joseph-Smith-facts-and-information-e2j7d0r 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 […]

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Who is Samuel Smith?

Samuel Smith is the younger brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was born on March 13, 1808 in Tunbridge, Vermont. When Samuel was 19 years old in 1827, he was six feet tall, and endowed with “great strength, far exceeding that of ordinary men, enabl[ing] him to do an unusual amount of work.” Samuel […]

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“Miracle of the Quail”

Sometimes we need to be reminded of all the amazing miracles our Heavenly Father has given us in this world. What is a miracle? Elder Dallin H. Oaks gave a talk in titled “Miracles” in May of 2000. In his talk he said the definition of miracles is: “a beneficial event brought about through divine […]

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Church Historian Kate Holbrook’s Passing

One of The Best, passed away this past week. Kate Holbrook, one of the prominent historians for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints passed away on the 20th of August. Her excitement and passion for Church History and specifically women of the church helped so many women throughout the world. My first […]

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Church History Trip Preparation-Movies

Getting ready to plan a Church History Trip can be so exciting! Preparing ahead of time can help you and your family be ready and educated for what you will for what will be felt and experienced. Movies put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: -“Legacy” -“Joseph Smith: The prophet of […]

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The Miracle of the Stained Glass Windows in the Nauvoo Temple

The stained glass windows for the Nauvoo Temple were quite the project! In an article written on Tom Holdmans web site(the artist of the windows) he went into details about the finished windows of the Nauvoo Temple project almost breaking as they went to move the window at the very end of the process. Here’s […]

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