The last few days I've been thinking alot about Joseph Smith. It started the other day when my dad was teaching my neise about Joseph Smith and we ended up reading some verses in JS - History; Some of those verses had a very special meaning to me this time as we read it and today in my Writings of John class my teacher said something about Joseph smith and my mind also went to thinking about the Book of Mormon and the way the Book of Mormon and the life of Joseph Smith give strength to me. Side note: In my New Testament class last simester in Institute i was taught about Paul (Saul of Tarsus)and as we studied him he became a more powerful hero because of the similarities between him and Joseph Smith and this knowledge of Paul has also added strength. I hope that this article will brighten the lives of those that read it. I know that Joseph Smith is a Prophet and that he did see God the father and his son Jesus Christ and through their guidance translated the Book of Mormon so it could strengthen our lives and help us become closer to our Father in Heaven.