Joseph Traveled to Kirtland
On, or around, February 1st, 1831, Joseph traveled to Kirtland with his wife Emma. They entered the N. K. Whitney Store and Joseph said to Mr. Whitney, “I am Joseph the Prophet; you have prayed me here, now what do you want of me?”
It was here in this store…
…where the School of the Prophets met. In this very room…
Also in this room is where Emma Smith complained about the use of tobacco. This lead to Joseph asking the Lord, and the result was the 89th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants, also known as the Word of Wisdom.
Joseph and Emma spent some time at a home across from the store, and later in a house near the temple. The temple was built with much sacrifice by the saints. The temple today is owned by the Community of Christ Church.
We enjoyed our morning tour of the church sites there in Kirtland.