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“Church History Cards,” Friend, January 2021

Church History Cards

Each month, learn about the history of the Restoration! Cut out the cards, fold on the dotted line, and tape them closed.

Friend Magazine, Global 2021/01 Jan

Emma Hale Smith

1804–1879

“We are going to do something extraordinary.”

Minutes of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 17 Mar. 1842.

  • Emma married Joseph Smith, and she went with Joseph to get the plates from the Hill Cumorah.

  • When Joseph translated the plates, she was the first one to help write down the words.

  • God called her to make a hymnbook for the Church.

  • She was the first Relief Society President.

Joseph Smith

1805–1844

“I knew it, and I knew that God knew it, and I could not deny it.”

Joseph Smith—History 1:25

  • When Joseph was 14, he prayed to know which church was true. Heavenly Father and Jesus appeared to him.

  • He helped restore Jesus Christ’s Church.

  • He translated the gold plates so we can read the Book of Mormon today.

  • God gave him revelations (messages). They are written in the Doctrine and Covenants.

Illustrations by Brooke Smart