The Life of Joseph Smith
December 2010

“The Life of Joseph Smith,” Friend, Dec. 2010, 23


The Life of Joseph Smith

The Prophet Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805. During his life he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. Draw a line from each of the drawings of Joseph Smith to the place where an important event in his life occurred at that age. Then draw a line from the locations to the scriptures that refer to the events that happened. See answers on page 48.

  1. age 14

  2. age 21

  3. age 28

  4. age 38

  • Hill Cumorah

  • Carthage Jail

  • Sacred Grove

  • Kirtland Temple

  1. Joseph Smith—History 1:59

  2. Joseph Smith—History 1:14–17

  3. Doctrine and Covenants 110:1–7

  4. Doctrine and Covenants 135:1

  • 1) Sacred Grove, B; 2) Hill Cumorah, A; 3) Kirtland Temple, C; 4) Carthage Jail, D.

Illustrations by Jared Beckstrand; paintings by Al Rounds

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