Church History


    Many Mites

    In 1855, John Taylor recalled how the Saints had worked and sacrificed together to build the Kirtland Temple: “It cost the martyr’d Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum, and their revered and honored father and hundreds of dead and living Saints, many, many days of toil, labor and anxiety, who labored on its walls in the midst of poverty, reproach and almost the lack of everything.—the widow, the orphan, the halt and lame, all contributing their mite to build a Temple to the God of Israel, that there might be a place for him to communicate with the children of men.”

    John Taylor letter to Christopher Dixon, Apr. 27, 1855, Church History Library, Salt Lake City