March 2

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1829 - About this time, Martin Harris approached the Prophet Joseph concerning the Gold Plates and the work he was doing.  Joseph went to the Lord in prayer and received the revelation known as Doctrine and Covenants 5.  It confirms the call of Joseph Smith as the Lord’s Prophet, talks of three witnesses of the Book of Mormon, and encourages Martin Harris to repent and humble himself and then the Lord will “grant unto him a view of the things which he desires to see.”

1834 - While traveling to gather men for Zion’s Camp, the Prophet Joseph Smith and his party stopped in Westfield, New York, to spend the Sabbath.  Parley P. Pratt preached and the Prophet spoke in the evening.  Joseph records, “There is a small church in this place, which seems strong in the faith.  O may God keep them in the faith, and save them, and lead them to Zion” (History of the Church, 2:41).

1842 - The Prophet Joseph read the proof of the Times and Seasons, as the editor for the first time.  It includes the first part of the Book of Abraham and the Wentworth Letter.

1904 - President Joseph F. Smith appears before the U.S. Senate and answers the questions of the Senators during the hearing to decide on Reed Smoot’s admittance to the Senate as an elected Senator.

1951 - The first convert is baptized in El Salvador.

1952 - The new Primary Children’s Hospital is dedicated by President David O. McKay.  Half of the cost of construction had been raised by the children of the Church through a penny drive that had begun during the administration of President Heber J. Grant.

1980 - Church members in the United States and Canada begin a Sunday meeting schedule that consolidates Sacrament meeting, Priesthood and Relief Society meetings, Primary, Young Women, and Sunday School meetings, into a three-hour block.  One purpose of the new schedule was to give more time for families to be together on Sundays.

2014 - The Gilbert Arizona Temple was dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson.