New Experience

    Joseph Smith

    Prophet of God

    Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich

    Reminiscences

    Early Member of the Church

    Testimony of Joseph Smith

    "I know, my dear children, that the principles of Mormonism, as it is called, are true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. How do I know it, you may ask? I know it by hearing him prophesy what was coming, and have lived to see the things prophesied about come to pass. I have seen the sick healed by his administration; and in answer to his prayers, I have seen many miracles performed in this Church, have been nigh unto death myself and have been healed by the power of the priesthood." (Autobiography, 1885–93, pp. 92–93, Church Archives, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah; spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar modernized.)