Photo by George Edward Anderson, 1907
Elias S. Woodruff, in an October 1938 Conference address, stated:
I sometimes wish that every member of the Church could have the privilege of going to Liberty, and Richmond, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, and Haun's Mill, on their way east or west, as they come through the Central States Mission, for the impression that it gives them, for the increase in their faith and their reverence for the work that has been performed in this Church by its founders and leaders. One cannot stand upon the hill overlooking the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman without being very deeply impressed with the sacredness of the place. (Conference Report, October 1938, p. 73.)
During the two years that my family lived in Missouri, we were able to visit many of the Church sites, and I, too, was deeply impressed. It has been interesting to hear in General Conference of the plans to build a temple in the "Greater Kansas City" area.
But will the members of the Church be asked to return to Zion in Jackson county? Is packing up your things and walking to Missouri something the future holds for you and your family? My guest post over at the Juvenile Instructor addresses these questions. Come and visit me there!