Sunday, April 3, 2016 – General Conference, Tour of Carthage Jail
Today’s sessions of General Conference were wonderful, from Elder Waddell’s talk on “Our Search for Peace” to Elder D. Todd Christofferson’s talk on the important “Role of Fathers” in our self destructive world to Elder Robert D Hales talk on the “Gift of the Holy Ghost” and to Elder Patrick Kearon’s talk on “Refugees”. Wow, what a spiritual feast we enjoyed.
Between sessions of conference, Sis. Johnson and I went over to the Carthage Jail Visitor’s Center and joined a group of tourists that happened to be there. We jumped in line and took the tour of the jail with them. We just barely started our training so technically we are almost like tourist ourselves.
But . . . tourists or not, trained tour guides or not, you have to know, when you are in the very spot where Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred, it is sacred and hallowed ground. The Spirit that we all felt there testifies that the Prophet Joseph Smith and his bother Hyrum sealed with their own blood their testimonies of the truthfulness of the divine work of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.