1--History--The First Vision

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The First Vision
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The Need for a Restoration “After the death of Jesus’  Apostles, the power of the  priesthood and many of the truths  of the gospel were taken from the  earth, beginning a long period of  spiritual darkness called the great  Apostasy…However, the Lord in  his mercy had promised that his  gospel and priesthood power  would one day be restored to the  earth, never to be taken away  again. As the nineteenth century  dawned, his promise was about  to be fulfilled and the long night  of apostasy was about to end.”
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The Courage of Young Joseph Smith Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith lived with their family in Lebanon,  New Hampshire in the United States of America. (early 1800s) Joseph Jr. was their fifth child When Joseph was seven years old, the marrow of the bone in his  left leg became infected. He experienced almost unbearable pain  for three weeks, yet his parents refused to have the leg amputated  as the local surgeon had suggested. Instead, they turned to  another physician who offered to perform a relatively new and 
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