Early Member of the Church
Testimony of Joseph Smith
“I know, my dear children, that the principles of Mormonism, as it is called, are true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. How do I know it, you may ask? I know it by hearing him prophesy what was coming, and have lived to see the things he prophesied about come to pass. I have seen the sick healed by his administration; and in answer to his prayers I have seen many miracles performed in this Church, have been nigh unto death myself, and have been healed by the power of the priesthood” (Autobiography and journal typescript, 1885–1893, 89, Church History Library, Salt Lake City; spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar modernized).