Jonathan Crosby, recent convert and visitor to Kirtland, 1835
I paid for the entertainment, and then walked about town and went to the temple; it was not finished. This was Christmas Day and I was invited to a feast. Patriarch Smith, the father of the Prophet was there giving blessings, and told me when I got moved there with my wife he would give us blessings.
Luman Shurtliff, Nauvoo resident preparing for the trail west, 1845.
The temple now was nearly finished. On the 25th of December, 1845, Christmas, my wife and I received our endowments. Continue reading…