Illustrations by Beth M. Whittaker
In 1844, Joseph and Hyrum Smith went to Carthage Jail to wait for a trial. Bad men broke into the jail and killed the Prophet and his brother! The Saints weren’t sure who the next prophet should be. Later, at a meeting where Brigham Young spoke, a miracle happened. Many people said that he looked and sounded just like Joseph Smith! They knew he would be the next prophet. Now we know that when a prophet dies, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles becomes the next prophet.
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