On Saturday evening, January 18, 2003, Scot and Maurine Proctor will present their multi-media fireside of Joseph Smith and the Restoration entitled Witness of the Light, In the Footsteps of the Prophet Joseph at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center at 7:00 PM in the main theater. This fireside uses two projectors, music and powerful live narration to bring the stories and scenes of the Prophet Joseph to life.
The fireside gives the panoramic view of the Restoration from an obscure little farm in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont to the banks of the Susquehanna River, to Kirtland and Western Missouri, then to the streets of beautiful Nauvoo on the horseshoe bend of the Mississippi and yes, up the stairs to a sacred room in the Carthage Jail where the best blood of the nineteenth century was spilt. The Proctors pull from their much-published photography to give people a real view and feel for the early days of the Church.
This fireside has been seen by scores of thousands of people in stakes across the United States. The Proctors pull from original sources and tell the stories and paint the scenes of the Restoration that put many of the things you have always heard into perspective and chronological order.
The fireside is open to families and individuals. Members of the Church are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors who are investigating the Church.