Saturday, June 18, 2016

Road Trip 2016 Palmyra Hill Camorah Scared Grove Grandin Book NY

Friday June 17, 2016- Through the woods we go.

Around 1818 the Joseph Smith Sr. family built and moved into a log home in the woods several miles from the village of Palmyra, New York.  The Church has built a replica of the log cabin that they lived in. 14 year old Joseph lived here at the time of his First Vision in the spring of 1830. Three and a half years later, in the upstairs bedroom where he and his brothers slept, Joseph prayed to know his standing before God.  The angel Moroni appeared to him and taught him about the restoration of the divine truth and what his roll would be in restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ back to the earth.

"On the morning of a beautiful, clear day, early in the spring of 1820, young Joseph went into the woods to pray, to a place where he had previously designed to go.  Here, God the Father and his resurected Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to Joseph Smith to commence the Restoration of the gospel in the latter days."

Oh what a beautiful place!  I know that Joseph Smith was a chosen Propfit of God.  I felt our Heavenly Fathers love here.  The "Sacred Grove" is big with lots of little trails and benches to sit and enjoy the wonderful feelings.  Dane and I were the only ones on this little path and sat and reflected upon our lives and all the many blessing that we enjoy.
The Hill Cumorah where the Angel instructed Joseph to come and get the Golden Plates- The Book of Mormon.
"He (Moroni) said that there was a book deposited, written upon golden plates, giving an account of former inhabitants of this continnent and the source from whench they sprang.  He also said that the fulness of the everlasting Gospel was contained in it, as was delivered to the ancient inhabitance."  Joseph Smith History
Book publisher where the first Book of Mormon was printed in 1829, in an edition of 5,000 copies.  
  The Book was for sale for $2.00
Almost 200 years later, more than 150 million copies have been printed in more than 100 languages along with ditital copies for phones and other eletronic devices.

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