Church History


    Finding Family through the Gospel

    Orson Hyde, one of the original Twelve Apostles in the latter days, had grown up largely without family. He had been, as he said, “left in his infancy an orphan, with none to look upon him with a father’s eye, and feel for him with a mother’s heart.” After joining the Church, though, he felt like an adopted son of Jesus Christ, able to “put himself under the fatherly care of him whose yoke is easy and whose burden is light.”

    Joseph Smith, “History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834],” 154–55,