Church History



    As the Kirtland Temple neared completion, Joseph Smith focused on repairing strained relationships among Church leaders so that good feelings could prevail. At one meeting in January 1836, major progress was made. “The Lord poured out his spirit upon us,” Joseph wrote, “and the brethren began to confess their faults one to the other.” It was an emotional reconciliation. “The congregation were soon overwhelmed in tears,” he recalled, “and some of our hearts were too big for utterance.”

    Nathan Waite, “A School and an Endowment,”