Bathsheba W. Smith

Woman of Great Faith

Heidi S. Swinton


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About the Lecture

Bathsheba W. Smith had a strong testimony of the restored gospel: ”When I heard the Gospel I knew it was true; ... when I first beheld Joseph Smith I knew I stood face to face with a prophet of the living God." She was a woman of dignity, charm, and benevolence, who devoted herself to serving others and faced life’s trials with unwavering faith.

Heidi S. Swinton is an award-winning author and screenwriter whose works include the PBS documentaries American Prophet; Sacred Stone; Sweetwater Rescue; Trails of Hope; and America’s Choir.  She is also author of President Thomas S. Monson’s biography, To the Rescue.  Swinton served with her husband as he presided over the England London South Mission (2006-2009).  She has also served on the Relief Society general board and as a member of the Church writing committee.

This event was part of the 2013 Men and Women of Faith lecture series sponsored by the Church History Library.  Lectures are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple.  Validated parking is available at the Conference Center.

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