Jerry did a lot of preparation for these special meetings. He was able to "Pre Set" the film on temples the descendants all watched before their tour of the Temple, which also gave him an opportunity to bear his testimony to all 100 descendants of the greatness of their Great Grandfather. Once in a life time experience.
|A painting of Dan Larsen portraying Joseph Smith Sr.|
at a Smith family gathering held in the Kirtland Temple.
|Dan and RoseMarie Larsen admiring the painting!|
Dan is the Great grandson of Joseph and Emma Smith
|This picture was sent from St. George, Utah by Julie Rogers, the artist. The paint was still slightly wet! It hasn't been finished, but they wanted to have it there for the Joseph and Emma Smith meetings. It was huge! And very beautiful!|
Joseph is at the far left, Joseph Smith the III is next, then Emma. Their posterity stands to the right. Joseph Smith the III was the last of Joseph and Emma's children to die in 1914. Joseph and Emma are welcoming him "home". The artist will fill in the faces of other descendants behind Emma, going up to the left of the picture. Hope wee can see it when it is finished!
|This is the shipping crate the picture arrived in.|
Elder Wells picked it up for us and delivered it to the Stake Center.
It was not an easy task!
We sat it on the floor of the chapel to the right of the pulpit so it could be easily seen.