Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ at a conference of elders where the first high priests were ordained.
Visions and Revelations
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 52, a revelation organizing pairs of elders to proselyte en route to the next Church conference to be held in Missouri.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 53, a revelation to Algernon Sidney Gilbert, telling him of his calling to be an agent of the Church and to travel with the Prophet and Sidney Rigdon.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 54, a revelation directed to Newel Knight concerning difficulties in the branch at Thompson, Ohio.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 55, a revelation calling William W. Phelps to preach the gospel and to assist in making books of instruction for the children of the Church.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 56, a revelation concerning Thomas B. Marsh and Ezra Thayre.
After receiving the commandment by heavenly vision to travel to western Missouri, Joseph Smith started on his first journey to Independence, Missouri, with Sidney Rigdon and others, arriving on July 14.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 57, a revelation concerning the building up of Zion in Independence, Missouri.
Joseph Smith received Doctrine and Covenants 58, a revelation concerning the Saints in their new place of gathering.
Joseph Smith attended the funeral of Sister Polly Knight, the first Church member to pass away in Missouri, and received Doctrine and Covenants 59, a revelation about Sabbath observance.
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