One day her sister came home to San Jose from Rick's College and invited Tami to attend the young single adult ward with her. “That really was the catalyst for going back to church.”Tami met her first husband while serving in the YSA ward, and she moved to Utah when they got married. Both of their sons were born with Hirschsprung's disease, a condition that causes blockage in the bowels. I handed in my binder and keys and told them I was done.” Tami had been serving as the ward Young Women’s president at the time. if I had a very strong testimony at times in my life how in the world could I just let it waste away? “I decided to clean up my life, and I couldn’t hang around those people anymore,” Tami said. But one thing led to the next and she was called as Relief Society president. In 2012, Tami’s youngest son, Carter, spent most of the year at Primary Children’s hospital. “It was all I could do to keep my emotions in check. “During one ward council meeting I cracked, and I stormed out. During this time Tami’s husband lost his job, and Tami went to church solely for the financial help. Despite Tami’s growing distance from the Church and the adversity in her life, she remembers several spiritual experiences that she had in the hospital. Dallin, who was engaged for the project to sculpt the angel in an upright position.That statue—twelve feet, five and a half inches tall—also depicted the angel described in Revelation 14 and was formally identified as the angel Moroni (see July 1994.) The angel on top of the Salt Lake Temple has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of the faith within and without the Church.Moroni has great importance and symbolism in the Latter-day Saints’ faith.One of the last times I posted, I wrote about this angel’s role and importance in the restoration of the gospel.In this painting, the names of the pioneers of 1847 are listed on a scroll with an angel that closely resembles the Nauvoo temple weather vane holding it.What is most interesting about this angel is that its face is painted to be Joseph Smith’s face.
Tami's decision to go changed the trajectory of her life.“I said, okay, fine . Tami fell into a deep depression and was even hospitalized. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come; and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” (Rev.14:6-7.) A few of our hymns connect Moroni to this verse (see Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , 11; 13), and it has often been referenced to support the Church’s belief in the Restoration. Eldon Tanner stated: “This revelation was fulfilled and clearly understood when the Angel Moroni did fly in the midst of heaven and appeared to Joseph Smith and told him of the plates which contained the gospel in its fullness” (in Conference Report, Apr. It seems that the angel on the Nauvoo temple drew upon this verse, but was never specifically pointed out as Moroni.Since many angels were involved in the process of the Restoration, it could have been meant as any of them or symbolic of them all at once.One interesting addition to the discussion around the angel on the Nauvoo temple is a painting that’s housed in the Salt Lake City Daughters of the Utah Pioneers museum.