- Written by Author Unknown
Consider the story of Samuel Smith:
Samuel was the younger brother of Joseph Smith. Imagine how he must have felt when Joseph came home from the grove and told his family that none of the churches were right. Imagine standing loyal to your family and brother as those around you turned and persecuted you. Then one morning Joseph tells you that The Angel Moroni came and spent the night talking with him and told him of a book of gold plates.
- Written by Parley P. Pratt
I found him writhing and groaning in the utmost agony, being cramped and convulsed in a horrible manner, while the family were in great consternation, and weeping around him. I kneeled down to pray, but in the midst of my prayer we were interrupted by the cry of fire! fire! fire!!!