No Weapon That Is Formed Against You Shall Prosper
by Howard Collett
Insight to Come Follow Me - D&C 71-75 IN 1846, WILFORD WAS ALMOST KILLED BY A FALLING TREE The accident broke his sternum and three ribs, and also caused severe internal injuries. It was only one of more than two dozen incidents that threatened his life. A list of these incidents follows, humbling indeed to know what an apostle endured. A prominent participant in many defining events of early Church history, Wilford became familiar with clouds of adversity that eventuall ...
How Temple Doctrine Developed
by Jennifer Ann Mackley
The development of temple doctrine in the nineteenth century can be traced through the life of one man: Wilford Woodruff. Indeed, his is the only life that spans the period from the introduction of temple ordinances through Joseph Smith in the 1830s to the revelations in 1890s that changed the focus of temple work to eternal families, as God intended.
Wilford Woodruff Foundation Releases 1,500 Pages of Documents
by Diane LeFrandt Nelson
Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that publishes Wilford Woodruff's documents on the open-access website wilfordwoodruffpapers.org, has released the first transcribed documents available online, representing 1,500 pages of more than 60,000 pages of the cataloged collection to be transcribed and made available to the public over the next 10 years. "We are excited to offer this expansive free resource to the public," said Jennifer Mackley, Wilford Woodruff Papers Fo ...
I went on my way rejoicing
by Howard Collett
Insight to Come Follow Me – Doctrine and Covenants 49-50Gifts of the SpiritLike all great teachers, Wilford Woodruff documented in his journals both a principle and an application relevant to “that which is of God is light” (Doctrine and Covenants 50:24). One such instance was in 1848, where Wilford records his experience of listening to the revelations of the Holy Ghost, a gift of the spirit. Following the epic pioneer journey to the Salt Lake Valley, Wilford Woodruff was assigned to take ...
Behind the Scenes of the Wilford Woodruff Papers Project
by Steven C. Harper
No one wants to be a document editor when they grow up. At least I didn’t. What does a document editor do all day anyway–fix typos? Then when I was fourteen, historical documents got exciting.
The Wilford Woodruff Papers: How a Team of Individuals Are Making Possible the Impossible!
by Donald W. Parry, Jordan Woodruff Clements
When Orson Pratt died in 1881, John Taylor and Wilford Woodruff were the only two apostles remaining who had been called before the death of Joseph Smith in 1844. All the others had been released, died, or left the church. When John Taylor died in 1887, Wilford served for another 11 years and continued recording his daily history of the Restoration until his death in 1898.
A New Look at Church History: The Wilford Woodruff Papers Project
by Kristy Wheelwright Taylor
Wilford Woodruff recorded the events of not just his life, but of early Church history, from his baptism in 1833 to his death as the fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in September 1898. On March 1, what would have been Wilford Woodruff’s 214th birthday, The Wilford Woodruff Papers Foundation launched its new website to publish the first phase of the Wilford Woodruff Papers Project.
Wilford Woodruff’s Unmatched Eyewitness Account of the Restoration
by Richard E. Turley Jr.
Wilford Woodruff was an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ for 59 years. To acknowledge God's direction in his daily life, he documented nearly every testimony he bore, every mission on which he embarked, every person he baptized or blessed, and every temple ordinance he performed in the Lord's service.
The Wilford Woodruff Papers: How a Detailed Personal Record Can Give Us Stunning Insights into the Restoration
by Jennifer Ann Mackley
On March 1, 1807 a child was born in Connecticut who would become not only another witness of the Restoration, but a catalyst in the process of revelation that was required. From the day of his baptism on December 31, 1833 he kept a faithful record of "this Church and kingdom and the dealings of God with us." His record provides a front row seat to the ongoing restoration of the principles and doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ.