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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Palmyra

 The Palmyra Temple
 We had to stop at Stafford Road and plop the 3 year old in front of it.  He had no idea why we were doing such a thing, but we said stand there and he stood there.  Sometimes you just don't ask questions.
 Joseph Smith's home on Stafford Road.
 From the Sacred Grove you can see the Temple and vice versa.  President Hinkley really liked that when you are in the grove you can look up and see the temple and while you are in the temple you can look down and see the Sacred Grove.
 The Sacred Grove.  Warrick is really enjoying the trip.
 Palmyra Temple
 Looking out of the Sacred Grove at Joseph Smith's home.  If you look very closely, you will see a tree that is not a tree at all, but a boy.  Camouflage is amazing. 
 We met a sister missionary that received her patriarchal blessing from Glenn's dad and said he was like a grandpa to her.  She was pretty excited.  Note that Warrick has perked up considerably.
 The Hill Cumorah
 Joseph Smith's bedroom.
Tour of the printing press that printed the first 5,000 Book of Mormons.  Christian was the only kid that hadn't had enough of history by the time we got to this spot. 

I believe that Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ in that grove outside of his house.  I believe that God has organized his church today after the way it was organized in Jesus' time.  I believe Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and that God led the early members of His church and that he still guides us today.  God is still present in the world.  God called Joseph Smith by name and he knows our names too, as well as our circumstances.  
I've never gotten spiritual in a blog like this so I don't know how to end it, but I guess I'll end it in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.