Sermon read by W.W. Phelps before the Deseret Theological Institute on Wednesday evening Jun 13th 1855, and being as near as could be remembered by him, a copy of the one delivered by him at the Funeral of Joseph Smith As the hearse bearing the “bodies” of Joseph and Hyrum Smith (actually sandbagged coffins) passed […]
The Spring of 2020 marks the 200th anniversary since Joseph Smith first prayed to God to know which church to join and received the First Vision. Carole Mikita takes a look at what this momentous revelation means in today’s world. Historians, church leaders and various artists reflect on how this event has shaped the course […]
An address delivered at the funeral of Joseph Smith Sen. Late Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, by R. B. Thompson, September 15, 1840. The occasion which has brought us together this day, is one of no ordinary importance, for not only has a single family to mourn and sorrow on […]
David Denning is the 3rd great grandson of Joseph Smith through Coral Smith, Alexander Hale’s last child. David has always believed Joseph was a Prophet of God but developed a testimony as he was preparing for his mission in China. Following his mission he served in the Air Force.
Joseph Smith was born in Sharon, Vermont on the 23rdday of December 1805. While members of the Church worship the Savior as the Redeemer of the world, their hearts also reverence the man Joseph, the Prophet and Seer, who did “more for the salvation of men in this world, save Jesus only.” You are invited […]
At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request. As far as I can document, […]
(b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: “DIED–At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the […]
Emma was promised throughout her relationship with her husband, Joseph, the Prophet of God, she would have all of her children. That promise continually gave her strength and hope as she would lose many of her children. Emma had 9 children of birth and 2 she adopted, but only 5 lived to adulthood. Even then […]
It has been said Joseph Smith “has done more, save Jesus only, for the salvation of men in this world, than any other man that ever lived in it.” It has also been said behind every great man is a great woman. Joseph Smith chose who his companion would be, his own words she was […]
Kenneth Smith’s 2nd great grandfather is the Prophet Joseph Smith. He testifies he has always had the belief that Joseph Smith was a Prophet, he did translate the gold plates. His testimony includes what the Spirit also taught him.