LEAVES FROM MY JOURNAL.
In the spring of 1834, I went to , saw the Prophet
, and went with him, and with more than two
hundred others in , up the . When I
arrived at my journey's end, I took the first opportunity and
wrote a long letter to Father , and told him I had found
the church of Christ that he had told me about. I told him
about its organization and the coming forth of the ; that the Church had Prophets, Apostles, and all
the gifts and blessings in it, and that the true fruit of the
kingdom and church of Christ were manifest among the
Saints as the Lord had shown him in the vision. He received
my letter and read it over many times, and handled it as he
had handled the fruit in the vision; but he was very aged,
and soon died. He did not live to see any Elder to administer
the ordinances of the gospel unto him.
The first opportunity I had, after the doctrine of was revealed, I went forth and was baptized
for him. He was a good man and a true prophet, for his proph-
ecies have been fulfilled.
PREPARING TO GO UP TO ZION—FIRST MEETING WITH
PRESIDENT —CAMP OF ZION STARTS—NUMBERS
MAGNIFIED IN THE EYES OF BEHOLDERS—REMARKABLE
DELIVERANCE—SELFISHNESS, AND ITS REWARD.
I ARRIVED at on the 25th of April, 1834, and
for the first time saw the Prophet . He
invited me to his house. I spent about a week with him, and
became acquainted with him and his family, also with many
of the Elders and Saints living in , quite a number
of whom were preparing to go up to .
On Sunday, the 27th of April, I attended a meeting in a
school-house in Kirtland, and for the first time heard Elders
, , and others speak
and bear testimony to the work of God, and much of the
Spirit of God was poured out upon the Saints.
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