Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

26
Nov
Joseph Smith America

Joseph Smith’s Presidential Campaign

It began in 1839. The Prophet Joseph Smith, finally free after more than four months of imprisonment in Liberty, Missouri, had settled in Illinois, and the Saints had begun building what would become the city of Nauvoo. With the Missouri persecutions fresh in their minds, the Saints sought redress for the grievances they had suffered, but […]

What were Joseph Smith’s sisters like, and what happened to them after the Martyrdom?

13
Apr
Katherines 80th Birthday

What were Joseph Smith’s sisters like, and what happened to them after the Martyrdom?

Written by:  Richard Lloyd Anderson, professor of religion and history, Brigham Young University 1979 When Joseph Smith obtained the plates in 1827, his older sister, Sophronia, was twenty-four and his younger sisters, Katharine and Lucy, fourteen and six.  All three joined the Church of Jesus Christ and proved their sincerity through sacrifices and persecution, though […]

Out of Liberty

08
Apr

Out of Liberty

Based on first-hand recorded accounts, “Out of Liberty” follows local jailer Samuel Tillery (Jasen Wade), who is tasked with watching Missouri’s most wanted men as they await their upcoming hearing. Caught between the local Missourians’ increased drive to remove the prisoners, and the prisoners’ desperate efforts to survive, Tillery is pushed beyond what any lawman can endure. These most wanted men, as Latter-day Saints will quickly recognize, included the prophet Joseph Smith Jr., his brother Hyrum, and four other Church leaders. They’d been arrested and falsely accused of treason.