Last Saturday morning, the MTC youth gathered together downtown for a walking tour of important church history sites in Lower Manhattan. Brent served as our very knowledgeable tour guide, sharing the stories and experiences of several church members in Manhattan in the early years of the church. We made stops at the location where Martin Harris showed transcriptions of the plates to Professor Charles Anthon, on Park Row near where Parley P. Pratt published the weekly newspaper The Prophet, on the site of the boarding house where Joseph Smith and Newel K. Whitney stayed in 1832, at the residence of Elijah Fordham, a prominent church member and the sculptor of the baptismal oxen in the Nauvoo Temple, at the machine shop of Wandle Mace, one of the first converts in New York City, and elsewhere. It was fascinating to learn about the trials and the miracles these early church members experienced, and it certainly brought a new level of perspective and appreciation for the strength of the church that we enjoy in New York today. How lucky we are to be a part of this same great work taking place here in the city both then and now!