“Relief Society Sisters and the Nauvoo Temple,” Friend, September 2017
The early Saints settled in a place they called Nauvoo. They worked hard to clear the swampy land and build their homes. They also built the Nauvoo Temple. Men cut and hauled stones. Women cooked meals, sewed clothes for workmen, and collected pennies to buy supplies. The Relief Society was organized, with Emma Smith as the first president. During this time, new members of the Church gathered in Nauvoo from around the world. Jane Manning walked 800 miles (1,290 km) from New York to join the Saints!