Having a difficult time blogging, facebooking, etc. since I dumped our brand new Android phone in the creek a week or so ago. Everything on it works fine except it won't attach to the internet or make/receive phone calls. Details. Have to do what I can when I can find an internet connection somewhere.
This is already proving to be a very educational experience. There is much about Kirtland we did not know -- or at least did not tumble to. Kirtland played a much larger part in the beginnings of the Church than we understood. The organization of the Church (i.e. Wards, Staked, First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve, Priesthood Quorums, Bishops, etc.) were all begun here. The first Quorum of Twelve were called here and then sent on missions. Zions Camp marched from Kirtland and the Law of Consecretion was first attempted here. And many other things.
We will try to post again soon and include some pictures. Hopefully, we will get out own internet access back again soon and will have a much easier time of this.