Amherst, Ohio
Simeon Carter Home
Section 75
January 1832
"Hearken, O ye who have given your names to go forth to proclaim my gospel, and to prune my vineyard.
"Behold, I say unto you that it is my will that you should go forth and not tarry, neither be idle but labor with your might-
"Lifting up your voices as with the sound of a trump, proclaiming the truth according to the revelations and commandments which I have given you.
Located about 50 miles west of Kirtland, Amherst was home to nearly 60 members of the church.
"And thus, if ye are faithful ye shall be laden with many sheaves, and crowned with honor, and glory, and immortality, and eternal life."
Doctrine and Covenants 75:2-5
Key Events
Parley Pratt and his wife lived in several homes in Amherst in the 1820s..
The missionaries to the Lamanites stopped in Amherst in the fall of 1830. Parley Pratt was one of these missionaries. Several families joined the Church, eventually establishing a branch of about 60 people.
Joseph Smith was first sustained as president of the high priesthood at a conference in January 1832, which was likely held in the home of Simeon Carter.
The Prophet received 1 revelation here.
Many early conferences were held in the homes of members. Simeon Carter, who had been instrumental in establishing the Amherst Branch, lived in this home in 1832.
Words of Joseph Smith
"I am your servant, and it is only through the Holy Ghost that I can do you good. God is able to do His own work. We do not present ourselves before you as anything but your humble servants, willing to spend and be spent in your service." (History of the Church 5:355)
"The world always mistook false prophets for true ones, and those that were sent of God, they considered to be false prophets, and hence they killed, stoned, punished and imprisoned the true prophets, and these made to hide themselves in deserts and dens, and caves of the earth," and though the most honorable men of the earth, they banished them from their society as vagabonds, whilst they cherished, honored and supported knaves, vagabonds, hypocrites, impostors, and the basest of men." (History of the Church 4:573)
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