Monday, July 19, 2010

Where it all began

We have this great tradition - Every July we head down to Palmyra New York to join thousands of other LDS and Non LDS to participate in North Americas largest outdoor Pageant
We camp (well we stay in a cabin) we enjoy family time together,swimming,playing games frog hunting etc
Though my favourite time is on Sunday morning when we head over to the grove of trees where it all began
Where on one spring morning a young 14 year old boy knelt in a grove of trees and prayed aloud to find out which church he should join
As a young boy in 1820, Joseph Smith wanted to know which church was true. As he searched the Bible for help, he read that he should ask of God. Acting on this counsel, Joseph went into the woods near his home and prayed. Suddenly, a light shone above him and Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. When Joseph asked which church he should join, the Savior told him to join none of the churches then in existence because they were teaching incorrect doctrines. Through this experience and many others that followed, the Lord chose Joseph to be His prophet and to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church to the earth.

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