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Joseph Fielding Smith

“Joseph Fielding Smith,” Friend, Sep 1993, 5

Latter-day Prophets (puzzle-coloring page)

Instructions: Cut out the puzzle squares, put them together to create a picture of this prophet, and read some of the highlights of his life. Glue the picture, its title, and the highlights to another piece of paper, and color it.

1876 July 19, is born in Salt Lake City, Utah, son of the sixth president of the Church

1896 (age 20) Patriarchal blessing proclaims, “It shall be thy duty to sit in counsel with thy brethren and to preside among the people” (See My Kingdom Shall Roll Forth manual, page 123.)

1897 (age 21) Is ordained an elder

1898 (age 21) Marries Louie Emyla Shurtliff; she dies in 1908, leaving two daughters

1899–1901 (age 22–24) Serves a mission to England

1902 (age 25) Becomes a clerk in the Church historian’s office

1908 (age 32) Marries Ethel Georgina Reynolds; she bears five sons and four daughters, dies in 1937

1910 (age 33) Is ordained an Apostle by his father, Joseph F. Smith, President of the Church

1921 (age 44) Becomes the Church historian

1934 (age 57) Becomes president of the Church’s Genealogical Society

1938 (age 61) Marries Jessie Evans; she dies in 1971

1939 (age 62) Tours Europe; is in Germany when World War II breaks out; directs the evacuation of all missionaries from Europe

1945 (age 68) Becomes president of the Salt Lake Temple

1951 (age 74) Becomes President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

1965 (age 89) Becomes a counselor in the First Presidency

1970 (age 93) Is sustained as President of the Church

1971 (age 95) Presides over the first area general conference of the Church, in Manchester, England

1972 (age 95) Dedicates the Ogden Temple and the Provo Temple

1972 (age 95) July 2, dies in Salt Lake City

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