Joseph Smith Organizes a Church

Joseph Smith

On April 6, 1830, Joseph Smith and five other official members organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Only a few years early, in 1820, Joseph Smith as a teenager, had a vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ. They told him not to join any church. Later, he received golden plates. From those plates, he translated and printed The Book of Mormon. Only a few months after printing the Book of Mormon, he organized and established the church.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had a rocky start. Many people opposed members and they had to move to several states. Not too long after the start in 1844, a mob killed Joseph Smith. After that, Brigham Young moved the young church west to Utah. Today this church spans the globe and is one of the fastest-growing religions.

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