Carthage Jail

Then there was that time that our kids surrounded the Joseph Smith statue at Carthage to protect the sacred site from being desecrated by drunken high school students dressed up for prom and behaving disrespectfully and rudely as if an echo from a mob two hundred years ago.
As a family, we walked through the crowd unafraid, and sang Joseph Smith’s First Prayer in the place where he breathed his last prayer.
We had fought all day to get there, through so much opposition, and now we understand so clearly why.
The missionaries were very brave and very kind, afterwards giving the children a tour even though it was after closing time.

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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