|Elder Holland and President Mark and Karlan Richards|
|Elder Steve Allen and his wife, from the mission department|
We love the little log home that the Smith's lived in and the feeling that is there.
We have visited Palmyra a few times as a family. Years ago, we stood in the tiny loft of that cabin, where 9 children of Lucy Mack and Joseph Smith Sr. slept. We asked, "If Joseph Smith was sharing a bed with 2-3 other boys and if all his brother's and sister's were sleeping in the same place, why didn't anyone wake up when Joseph Smith had the Angle Moroni visit him three times during the night?" This sweet young sister missionary told us, "It just goes to show, that even in a very crowded place, it's possible to have a very personal, spiritual experience."
|Our Mission President's Class of 2012: The Leavitts, the Valingas, the Calderwoods, the Wirthlins, the Riggs, The Richards, The Parkards, the Morgans|
|Kevin and Sydnee Calderwood|
|Paul and Jane Driggs Taggert|
|Elder Donald L. Hallstrom|
|Elder Holland bearing testimony of Joseph Smith in the Sacred Grove|