“This day I felt more like dedicating my self to the Lord than usual,” Oliver Cowdery wrote in his journal on January 19, 1836. “O my God, my soul desires to see thee as thy favored ones in days of old,” he continued. Less than three months later, on April 3, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple.
Leonard J. Arrington, “Oliver Cowdery’s Kirtland, Ohio, ‘Sketch Book,’” BYU Studies, vol. 12, no. 4 (Summer 1972), 417