Joseph Smith’s First Vision

This video took way longer than it should have. Back in the October 2014 General Conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, invited everyone to consider recording Joseph Smith's account of the First Vision in our own words. I tried doing an audio recording of everyone reading it during a... Continue Reading →

Unknown Ancient America

As archaeology gets more high-tech, we seem to be finding more and more about the ancient inhabitants of America. I'm fascinated to hear about discoveries of the ancient civilizations who lived right here on the American continent. I don't remember hearing much about great civilizations the built temples and cities. I only heard about the... Continue Reading →

Church history sites

(Taken from a previous Facebook post July 27, 2016) So if you've been following our vacation posts, you know that we are touring some of the historical places related to the history of our church. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). Wanting to know and understand the history of the church is probably... Continue Reading →

Jacob Gates and Oliver Cowdery

My great-great-great grandfather Jacob Gates knew Oliver Cowdery and the Prophet Joseph Smith personally. He saw Joseph Smith on his horse heading to Carthage, IL before the martyrdom.  Here is a cool story about him talking to Oliver before his death. "Testimony of Jacob Gates. My father, Jacob Gates, while on his way to England,... Continue Reading →

Sweetness of the Holy Ghost

Recently I listened to a general conference talk by President Hinckley about Joseph Smith. As I listened to it, I felt the familiar sweetness of the Spirit (Holy Ghost) testifying to me that what he was saying was true. It was the truth.

Cleave unto charity

While reading 1 Corinthians chapter 13, I was pondering how this scripture seemed to directly apply to those who have doubts about Joseph Smith, the prophets & apostles, the Church, the Book of Mormon, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Charity is not just about giving to the poor, it is also defined as: lenient... Continue Reading →

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