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September 24, 2018

PHOTO ESSAY

I’ve always rejoiced that in the generosity of God’s heart He hears and answers our prayers. I am especially grateful that on Friday, May 15, 1829, the God of Heaven answered the humble and fervent prayers of Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery concerning the mode, manner and authority of baptism.  Today we rejoice and celebrate the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood back to the earth.

For generations we have marked this glorious day when John the Baptist came down from heaven and placed his hands on the heads of Joseph Smith (age 23) and Oliver Cowdery (age 22) and conferred the Aaronic Priesthood upon them and ordained them. We know the story well. I have captured some context of that story in photographs from Harmony, Pennsylvania and hope you will feel the Spirit as you see these sacred places. (Roll your mouse or curser over the photo below and you will see white arrows to click forward or backward).  Enjoy each caption.

Janice OienMay 16, 2018

Good Job! Thanks Scott!

NatalieMay 15, 2018

Joseph Knight Sr. is my Great + Grandfather. I've always loved this story of how he was inspired to get all of these supplies they needed! Thank you so much for sharing. My son just got the Aaronic priesthood, so this is close to my heart.