How can I gain a deeper testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s First Vision?
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    “How can I gain a deeper testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s First Vision?” New Era, Aug. 2020, 45.

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    How can I gain a deeper testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s First Vision?

    A Pillar of Light

    A Pillar of Light by Dan Burr

    This year, 2020, is the bicentennial of Joseph Smith’s First Vision. To deepen our testimony of this important event, we might:

    • Read again Joseph Smith’s account of the First Vision in Joseph Smith—History 1:1–26.

    • Ponder questions such as “How would my life be different if my knowledge gained from the Book of Mormon were suddenly taken away?” or “How have the events that followed the First Vision made a difference for me and my loved ones?” (see Russell M. Nelson, “Closing Remarks,” Oct. 2019 general conference [Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2019, 122]).

    • Read about Joseph Smith’s other reports of the First Vision (see “First Vision Accounts,” Gospel Topics, topics.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).

    • Study the new proclamation on the Restoration and have its message written in your heart (see Russell M. Nelson, “Hear Him,” Apr. 2020 general conference [Ensign or Liahona, May 2020, 91–92]).

    • Study talks from the April 2020 general conference, which commemorated the 200th anniversary of the First Vision.

    • Bear testimony of the First Vision to someone.

    • Pray for help in deepening your testimony of the First Vision. Through the Spirit, Heavenly Father will give you personalized counsel.