This is the site of the very first meeting house built by the Latter-day Saints in Ramus. The Mormons built temples, a Mission Training Center, Cultural Halls, 2,500 homes, etc. etc. etc. but they met as a congregation in groves of trees rather than build a church. This chaple was the one and only one until the saints got to Utah. That's an interesting fact I think considering how many LDS churches there are in the world today.
The plaque below sits on the property near the cornerstone markers.
The plaque below stands a few blocks from the site of the old church.
In Ramos at Benjamin Franklin Johnson's home, two sections of the Doctrine of Covenants were revealed, Sections 130 and 131. Benjamin was 13 years younger than Joseph Smith and Joseph fondly called him "Benny".
Joel Hills Johnson mentioned above is brother to Benjamin Franklin Johnson.
Sure love family! We'll have more visitors in a few weeks.
Grandchildren visiting our old home, Carthage Jail.
Wagon rides are a winner for all the guests.
Below is a picture of one of the "groves" where the saints met for church instead of an enclosed building. It is in the flats of historic Nauvoo near the stage where the pageants are performed.
We also visited the Historic Nauvoo Cemetery.
Mission Training center or 70's Hall as they called it in 1840's
Mississippi River in background belowInvitation:
A couple of months ago, the movie producer TC Christiansen along with prior missionary in Nauvoo and principal of the Cokeville Elementary school, Max Excell, came to Nauvoo. We were allowed to preview the movie coming out in your town Cokeville Miracle followed by a question and answer session. I feel that a tremendous effort was made to tell the story as experienced by those involved with very little embellishment. (The joke about the dog named Peaches did not happen.)
Amazing! Heart Rending! and Miraculous!
Will you go see Cokeville Miracle?
You'll love it I think!