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Sunday, August 31, 2008

upstairs rooms of the John Johnson Farm House

Gloria and Eric standing in the room where Joseph, Emma and their baby twins slept.
Grandmom Beverly K, Dallin, Ammon and Billy
Ammon, Billy and Dallin standing in front of the weaving loom. We were told this showed the high economic status the Johnson family experienced, yet they were willing to give everything to the building up of the kingdom of God. They sacrificed everything to assist Joseph and the early members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to spread the good news of the gospel, that God the Father and Jesus Christ had visited their children on earth once again, and that the priesthood and church has been reestablished in our day with all the ordinances and commandmants to enable God's children to return to his presence.
Ammon, Billy and Dallin sitting in the revelation room where (from"The most sacred room in the home is known as the revelation room. A special feeling fills this room as visitors learn of the 16 revelations that were received here and come to know the details of the glorious revelation and vision associated with Section 76 of the Doctrine and Covenants."
Beverly K, stands in the revelation room.

There is so much emotion as one stands in the room where Joseph and Emma were sleeping with their twin babies only to be distrubed by a mob coming into the room and dragging Joseph from his bed and taking him outside to tar and feather him. Emma spend the night pulling the tar from off of Joseph's skin and hair. One of the twins died from exposure that night to the cold night air. To have heard that story all my life, it is so moving to have the blessing for a second time to stand in that actual room where this took place and to realize the caliber of the man called Joseph Smith and to know that even after such an ordeal, he stood on the front steps (which will be shown in another post) where he preaced his weekly sermon the very next morning and taught the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who had gathered that morning. What a man, what a prophet!

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