One of the most important events of the 19th century was Joseph Smith’sfirst vision. A young man read a passage of scripture and went to a groveof trees to prayout loud for the first time, and look what happened! He saw God the Fatherand our SaviorJesus Christ face to face and spoke to them. As a result, the ancient Gospelwas restored.
Here’s a kitfor you to tell the story to children, and for them to retellit to each other.
There is a basic story that members of the LDS Church need to understand and believe before they can become part of the true church. That is the story of the First Vision.
The first vision happened when a simple farm boy decided to take the scripturesliterally, and ask God which was the true church. It was in the springtimemany years ago that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the boy Joseph Smith and started him on the journey that opened the last dispensation of time.
There’s a story every LDS child should know, and that’s the story of Joseph Smith’s first vision. It’s the beginning of the great Restoration, with the same gospel, organization, and priesthood found in the ancient Church. Either you believe it and the rest follows, or you don’t, and none of it is true.