“JosephSmith.net,” Ensign, Oct. 2006, 46–49
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Prophet Joseph Smith but haven’t known where to look? If so, there’s a new online resource that can assist you.
Last year, in conjunction with the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth, the Church launched a new Web site—JosephSmith.net. Its purpose is to provide accurate and authoritative information about Joseph Smith and give insight into the mission of his life.
So far, users from more than 90 countries have accessed the site, which receives an average of 38,000 visitors each month. And now more than 200 Web sites have links to JosephSmith.net.
Review what the Web site has to offer in the following pages; then go online and take a look for yourself. You’ll find an array of photographs, video, artwork, quotations, and original documents, all of which relate to the Prophet Joseph, his life, and his mission.
The Web site contains five main categories of information. Each of these and their subgroups are highlighted in the following pages, such as the one to the right, to provide a general overview of the Web site’s content.
Joseph Smith Links
Foreordained of God
A Christian Heritage
Called of God
Joseph and Emma
Prophet, Seer, and Revelator
Trials and Persecutions
Teacher of God’s Truth
Leading with Love
Prisoner for Jesus Christ
Character of Joseph Smith
Friend of Man
Martyr for God
[photo] Read about Joseph Smith’s life, including his teachings and emphasis on temple building. To find temples: On the home page, click “Life of the Prophet,” then “Temple Builder.”
A Marvelous Work and a Wonder
The First Vision
The Book of Mormon
The Church of Jesus Christ Restored
Building the Kingdom of God
The House of the Lord
The Prophet’s Legacy
[photo] Explore early Church history locations such as the Kirtland Temple and surrounding areas in Ohio. View photographs, read quotations, and learn about key events in each area. To find historic sites: On the home page, click “Historic Sites,” then a state, then the locations within that state you want to view.
First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
[photo] Read testimonies from latter-day prophets regarding the mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith. To find testimonies: On the home page, click “Witnesses of the Prophet,” then “Latter-day Prophets,” then the picture of the prophet whose testimony you want to read.
“What a blessing this site is to a new member such as me. Thank you for feeding my spirit and my need to grow.”
“I am a less-active member, I’m sorry to say. But this Web site has given me new hope to return to my first love of the gospel. Thank you.”
“It is 4:00 a.m., and having a troubled heart, I could not sleep. I found this site for the first time and found peace. I needed a reminder of what the Prophet Joseph went through and that my trials are not so bad. Thank you for a beautiful Web site.”