Monday, December 9, 2013

Carthage, IL

 Carthage Jail
The door with the gunshot

 Inside and outside views of the window Joseph fell through after being shot.

 It's a very sobering experience to be in the room where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were murdered. We learn of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum but it is so real to be at the very place where it all happened. It just broke my heart thinking of their families at home praying for their safe return. It truly is a miracle John Taylor and Willard Richards survived the mob attach. All of these men and their families sacrificed everything for their faith. They are such a great example of living what you believe.