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Season 4 Episode 10 The Years of Preparation


It would require four years of training and preparation before Joseph Smith was able to receive the Gold Plates. This is that story.


September 21, 1823, 17 year-old Joseph Smith Jr. learned from the angel Moroni of the ancient record buried in a hill not far from his home. He expected to receive that record when he went to the hill. He could not have known that it would take four years of instruction and intelligence before he would be able to receive it. This episode of History of the Saints tells the story of those years of preparation. We begin September 22, 1823 just at dawn.

Artwork by Clark Kelley Price


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