REXBURG, Idaho — Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin of the Quorum of the Twelve spoke on the history and legacy of the Nauvoo Temple during a devotional address at BYU-Idaho Oct. 15.
He described how, after the intense persecution of the early saints in Missouri, they began to arrive in Nauvoo.
"Through their untiring efforts, they drained the swamp and began to build. Eventually, a city began to rise. And it was beautiful. And it was a place of rest for the weary Saints of God who had sacrificed so much for their convictions. And it was a place blessed of the Father and saturated with manifestations of the Holy Spirit."