In Palmyra, New York in 1820, 14 year-old Joseph Smith wonders about what church is true. He feels that none of the other faiths are not true and wants an answer. One spring morning, he goes out to pray in a grove near his home and starts to pray. He feels an evil spirit trying to prevent him from praying. Then, he sees the most beautiful light and sees 2 personages. They are Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. They told Joseph that he should not join any of the churches because they were of the wrong faith. They also told Joseph to restore the true church of Jesus Christ.
Did You Know?
The scene where Joseph hears disembodied footsteps in the grove and leaps to his feet was taken from Joseph Smith's 1835 account of the First Vision as recorded by Warren Cowdery. See more
When Joseph walks toward the grove, some scenes show untouched grass ahead of him, while others clearly show a path in the tall grass, the result of an earlier take. See more