A Lifetime of Learning About Joseph Smith

The Relief Society Declaration declares that, “We are women of faith, virtue, vision, and charity who: Love life and learning.”

Elder David A. Bednar taught, “Understanding who we are, where we came from, and why we are on the earth places upon each of us a great responsibility both to learn how to learn and to learn to love learning.”

Brigham Young said, “We might ask, when shall we cease to learn? I will give you my opinion about it: never, never.”

Loving life and loving learning comes naturally for Sheri Dye. She loves learning about the Prophet Joseph Smith and agreed to share events that shaped and strengthened her testimony of him.

I’ve reached far back to my first memory of the Prophet Joseph and followed with the memories that I have used to build my testimony upon.

One of my first memories of remembering the name “Joseph Smith” was around the time I was eight years old, and baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My Sunday School or Primary teacher gave me the children’s book “Joseph Smith” by Karen Dixon Merrell, illustrated by Jerry Thompson, which I still have today.

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