The Nauvoo Temple
Built in 1844 the Temple was burned by mobs as the Saints were driven from Nauvoo. It was re-built by the Church in 2002. The Temple was so beautiful and is truly a testament to the sacrifice of the early Saints.
Horse Drawn Wagon Ride through historic Nauvoo
We drove out to Carthage Jail so she could nap. I had the opportunity to tour the jail first while Burke watched the girls.
Joseph and Hyrum Smith
“In life they were not divided, and in death they were not separated!”
Martyred June 27 1844
I had a wonderful experience at Carthage. It was witnessed to me by the spirit that Joseph Smith is a Prophet of God. I felt as if I could see him there at Carthage clearer then at any of the other sites we have been to. It was there that he fulfilled his divine calling as prophet and sealed his testimony with his blood. I also gained a stronger testimony of the life and sacrifice of his brother Hyrum. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church and that their sacrifice was not in vain.
We drove to our hotel that evening grateful for what we saw and felt today.