Samuel Smith: Missionary to Prophets

15 June 2016

Samuel H. Smith, though not as well known as his older brothers Joseph and Hyrum Smith, played an influential role in the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1829 he moved to Harmony, Pennsylvania, to work Josephs farm while Joseph translated the Book of Mormon,1 and he even briefly served as Josephs scribe. He was the third person baptized after the Aaronic Priesthood was restored,2 and he was chosen as one of the Eight Witnesses to see and handle the plates from which the Book of Mormon was translated. When the Church was organized, Samuel was one of the six original members.3 It seems fitting, then, that Samuel was called as the first missionary of the newly organized Church.

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Reunion News – June 22, 2016

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It Is Time to Register

Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion

We are excited about this 25th Anniversary of the Smith Family Cemetery Dedication.

Registration for the August 4-7 Nauvoo Reunion is now open to everyone. The cost is $35 per person. Those on the train/bus tour have already paid their reunion fees. We now need those of you that are headed to the beautiful city of Nauvoo for the reunion to register. As a reminder we keep costs as low as we can. The plan with the reunion is to not make money but not to lose money either. There are no administrative fees and there are no free entries. We are expecting a large group this year. Space may become limited and it is very important you register early. Here are the steps to register:

  1. Go to .
  2. Click the Buy tickets / Join the Guestlist button.
  3. Enter the number in your group in the dropdown box QUANTITY.
  4. Complete the form for you and those in your group. The person registering will be the main contact but will have to include your information again for the nametag section. Make sure to scroll down to enter each person that is attending with you.

Please read more about Emma’s fond wish for the cemetery.

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Emma’s Request


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