Monthly Archives: April 2013

"Brigham Young chose the beehive as a symbol to encourage and inspire the cooperative energy necessary among the pioneers to transform the barren desert wasteland surrounding the Great Salt Lake into the fertile valleys we have today." 
~M. Russell Ballard

Capturing the Holy City, Part II: The Great Basin Kingdom

In 1898, President Wilford Woodruff stood before the Saints in General Conference and recalled a priesthood meeting in the early days of the Church where Joseph Smith stood and stated, “I want to say to you before the Lord, that you know no more concerning the destinies of this Church and kingdom than a babe […]

Enoch and the City of Holiness, even Zion

Capturing the Holy City: Joseph Smith’s Quest for Zion

The quest to create a Zion community was a defining feature of the early Mormon movement. As they were forced to move from place to place in nineteenth-century America, the early Latter-day Saints attempted to gather to central locations and create holy cities—utopian communities based on religious principles taught by Joseph Smith. The practice of […]