George Q. Cannon was a man of great integrity and remarkable ability who made a positive impression on people within and beyond the Church. He was a counselor in the First Presidency to Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, and Lorenzo Snow and claimed on several occasions to have seen Christ and to have conversed with him face to face.
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The Church has produced many new resources to help us better understand early Latter-day Saints as they lived the Restoration. The gospel was restored nearly 200 years ago—in a time when life was different in many ways. Yet the challenges of early Church members were also like ours in many ways. We can learn from their powerful examples.
Eighteen years after the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated, James E. Talmage was commissioned to put together a book that explained LDS temples, complete with photographs of the interior of the Salt Lake Temple. The idea for this unique project, however, was the result of a rare situation in Church history: blackmail.
The Title Page of the Book of Mormon declares that it was translated “by the gift and power of God,” but what do we know about this divine process? Was it translated the way that many have assumed, or was there more to the miracle that brought forth Another Testament of Jesus Christ?
Those wheels west toward a distant mountain valley called Salt Lake and a dream called Zion were so much a part of the thinking of the early Saints that even the separation of family members, sending one at a time as the means could manage, was common. Just to set your foot there, for a son or brother to plant a crop and call it home, for a baby bearing your name to catch its first breath in the mountain air, this ensured your family’s inheritance in Zion.
Many Mormon Pioneers recorded miracles that blessed them with the means, sustenance, and protection they needed to press on as they strived to follow God throughout their lives. Here are a few of those miracles.
The little-known, amazing part of the Mormon Trail.