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|Title||KnoWhy #385 - How Can Sally Conrad’s Witness of the Book of Mormon Strengthen Our Faith? (Alma 37:23)|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Corporate Authors||Book of Mormon Central Staff|
|Publisher||Book of Mormon Central|
|Place Published||Springville, UT|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Gazelem; Gold Plates; Mary Whitmer; Other Witnesses; Sally Conrad; Seerstone; Translation|
In June of 1829, Mary Whitmer hired Sally Conrad to help her around the house. While there, she often saw Joseph and Oliver “come down from the translating room several times when they looked so exceedingly white and strange” that she asked Mary Whitmer what was going on. Mary explained that Joseph and Oliver were translating a sacred record from golden plates, “and that the power of God was so great in the room that they could hardly endure it.” Mary’s explanation satisfied Sally, who eventually joined the church because of her experiences. As with Joseph and Oliver, the spiritual light the Book of Mormon brings into our lives can also bring others to the truth.
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