A council is called to discuss the matter of building the house of the Lord. Account of the struggles to build the temple in poverty and guarding it against the mob. Joseph Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith move into Joseph and Emma's home. Lucy falls down the stairs, receives a severe injury, later catches a cold and loses her eyesight. She is healed by the blessing of the priesthood and never uses glasses again.
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Chapter 42: Lucy recounts her involvement and management of building a new schoolhouse in Kirtland. Joseph and Hyrum return from Zion's Camp. They relate details to their mother about the journey, including the terrible outbreak of cholera, Hyrum's vision of Mother Smith praying for them while they were attacked by the disease, and their healing.
Joseph, Emma, and family move thirty miles south to John Johnson farm in Hiram, Ohio. Joseph and Sidney Rigdon are mobbed, beaten, tarred, and feathered. Little Joseph M. Smith dies five days later. Joseph the Prophet goes to Missouri. An account of a stagecoach accident, poisoning, and safe return to Kirtland. Joseph gathers an army to redeem Zion.
Lucy recounts her mission with niece Almira Mack, son Hyrum, and others to Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan. Teaching the Book of Mormon aboard ship. Lucy gives a prophecy to a reverend concerning the missionary work and his congregation. It is all fulfilled.
The Smiths settle on a farm in Kirtland. Joseph, Samuel, and Hyrum leave on missions for Missouri. Lucy Mack Smith inserts a number of revelations given at this time concerning the building up of Zion, the keeping of the commandments, and the preaching of the gospel.
Lucy Mack Smith Leads a Group of Saints from New York to Ohio: The Miracle of the Breaking of the Ice at Buffalo
Lucy Mack Smith leads a group of families from Fayette, New York, to Kirtland, Ohio. They arrive at Buffalo and the harbor is closed because of ice. Lucy calls upon them to exercise their faith and a twenty-foot-thick ice bursts apart like the roar of thunder.
Chapter 37 Parley P. Pratt, Ziba Peterson, Peter Whitmer Jr., and Oliver Cowdery are called on a mission to the Lamanites. Lucy's description of the indomitable Emma. The four missionaries stop in Ohio to preach the gospel, and hundreds respond to the message of the Restoration, including Sidney Rigdon and Edward Partridge. Joseph and Emma move to Kirtland, Ohio.