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“Church History Cards,” Friend, April 2021

Church History Cards

Cut out the cards, fold on the dotted line, and tape them closed.

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Jane Manning

Jane Manning James

1822–1908

“We went … rejoicing, singing hymns, and thanking God.”

  • She joined the Church in Connecticut, USA.

  • Her family walked more than 800 miles (1287 km) to join the Saints in Nauvoo. When their feet bled, they prayed to be healed, and God answered their prayers.

  • Joseph Smith said she had great faith.

  • Even though she faced many challenges, she was faithful to the gospel all her life.

From James Goldberg, “The Autobiography of Jane Manning James,” Church History, Dec. 11, 2013, history.ChurchofJesusChrist.org.

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Parley P. Pratt

Parley P. Pratt

1807–1857

“The Spirit of the Lord was upon me, and I knew … the Book [of Mormon] was true.”

  • When he first read the Book of Mormon, he couldn’t stop. He read it all day and all night.

  • He served missions in Canada, England, Chile, and islands in the South Pacific.

  • He wrote hymns we still sing today, like “Jesus, Once of Humble Birth” (Hymns, no. 196).

  • He was one of the first Apostles called in the restored Church.

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt (1938), 38.

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Friend Magazine, Global 2021/04 Apr

Illustrations by Brooke Smart