May in the Life of Joseph Smith

May is a spring month — sometimes as fickle as April, but sweet with hope and promise. Does May hold a birthday for you, a wedding anniversary or the birth of a child? Is May the month when, after years of longing and planning, you first saw London, Paris or the Caribbean?

Let us look at May in the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

Many important, challenging events took place in this month, events that had significant effects, not only upon the Prophet’s life, but upon the unfolding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — and, therefore, upon our lives as well.

• In May 1829, Joseph Smith was translating the Book of Mormon with Oliver Cowdery acting as scribe.

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