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KnoWhy #488 - The Simple Miracle That Helped the Whitmers Further the Book of Mormon (Alma 37:6)
|KnoWhy #488 - The Simple Miracle That Helped the Whitmers Further the Book of Mormon (Alma 37:6)
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|Book of Mormon Central Staff
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|Early Church History; Miracles; Service; Whitmer, David
In 1829, when Joseph Smith was in the middle of translating the Book of Mormon, people in Harmony, Pennsylvania, were becoming increasingly aggressive towards him. During this difficult time, Oliver Cowdery wrote a letter to his friend David Whitmer, asking for help. He asked David to bring his team of horses and his wagon to Harmony to help Oliver, Joseph, and Emma move to a safer place: the Whitmer home in Fayette, New York. However, David needed to plow and fertilize his fields before he left. Incredibly, the next day, he came outside to find the work finished allowing him to go help the Smiths.
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