Joseph Smith’s First Vision
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“Joseph Smith’s First Vision,” Liahona, Feb. 2001, 2

Joseph Smith’s First Vision


Carefully remove these two pages from the magazine, and mount them on heavy paper. Cut out the story cards and the figures. Use brass fasteners to make arm and leg joints. Arrange the figures as they are on the story cards, and use the cards and the figures to tell the story of Joseph Smith’s First Vision.

  1. Fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith did not know which church to join. One day he read in the Bible, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, … and it shall be given him” (James 1:5).

    Joseph read the Bible
  2. Joseph decided he would do as the scripture said and ask God which church to join. He went to a grove of trees near his home to pray.

    He decided to pray
  3. As he prayed, a bright light appeared above his head. Then Joseph saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Jesus told him not to join any of the churches. He also told Joseph many other things.

    He saw Heavenly Father and Jesus
  4. When Heavenly Father and Jesus left, Joseph felt a peaceful joy at what he had seen and heard. Joseph returned home and told his family about his experience.

    Joseph felt joy
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    Illustrated by Julie F. Young