I spent a lot of my life hiding from the Joseph Smith Story.
Well, at first I kind of ignored it.
And this is all kind of embarassing to say, but it’s all true.
But, when I taught Relief Society in my last ward I was forced to really look at the issue and decide what I believed. And it was at that point that I gained a testimony of Joseph Smith.
I have some friends who’ve left the church over him, stuff in his history stuff like that. My testimony is in no way BASED off Joseph Smith, but he’s now included in it. 🙂
Joseph Smith started revelations at a young age to prepare him to lead this new church here on earth. If you’re interestedin more info on him, here’s a great video, shown in its entirety on Youtube:
And, just in case you don’t have a spare hour lying around… here’s some highlights. 🙂
I am grateful for Joseph Smith and all that he did in his lifetime to set our church on the right path. His lot was a very difficult one, but I am grateful he endured it well. He is a great example of living well through trying times, I thought of him a few times during our move and I realized that my trials weren’t so bad after all. He certainly didn’t live his life in fear of what was going to happen next to him, and neither should I.