Joseph’s Gifts

Joseph Smith, Jr., was born two days before Christmas in 1805. From the time he was just fourteen years old, he gave many gifts from Heavenly Father to the people on earth. Circle the gift box or boxes with the correct answer(s) for each event in Joseph’s life described here. The answers can be found in Doctrine and Covenants 115:3–4 [D&C 115:3–4]; 130:22 [D&C 130:22]; Joseph Smith—History 1:17–19, 30–35, 59, 66–67 [JS—H 1:17–19, 30–35, 59, 66–67].

  1. 1.

    Joseph saw Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Sacred Grove. From this event, we learn that …

    • A.

      Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have glorified bodies of flesh and bones.

    • B.

      Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers.

    • C.

      none of the churches at that time were true.

  2. 2.

    Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph and taught him about gold plates that were hidden in a nearby hill. Joseph translated these into a book called …

  3. 3.

    In a revelation given to Joseph at Far West, Missouri, in 1838, and addressed to the presiding officers of the Church, the Lord said that the name of the Church was to be …

    • A.

      The Church of Latter-day Saints.

    • B.

      The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    • C.

      The Church of Mormons.


(1) A, B, and C, (2) C, (3) B.