Branch members visit historic sites

ROCHESTER, New York — Members from three branches in the inner city of Rochester, N.Y., were invited by missionary couples serving at the Palmyra Historical Sites to spend a day in Palmyra this fall. Almost 100 members and investigators of the Church boarded buses to travel 35 miles to the Hill Cumorah and other sites.

They visited the hill where Joseph Smith received the plates from the Angel Moroni, and the Sacred Grove where the young Joseph received personal heavenly answer to his prayers. They also visited the replica of the log home where the Smith family lived when Joseph read from the book of James. They walked to the white frame home, the second Smith home where Joseph did some of the translation. They then strolled around the newly dedicated Palmyra New York Temple.