In the "First Presidency Message" of the April 2010 Ensign, President
Dieter F. Uchtdorf writes that in 1816, Solomon Chamberlain had a
vision in which he was promised that he would live to see the day when
the church of Christ would once again be established on the earth. __IMAGE1__The
vision of Chamberlain has some details similar to those in the First
Vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Several years after his visionary
experience, Chamberlain met members of the Smith family and learned of
the Prophet's call to the work of the Restoration. Having been prepared
by his own vision, the story of Joseph Smith rang true to Chamberlain.
He preached with unbound pages of the Book of Mormon and attended the
organization of the church at Fayette, N.Y., on April 6, 1830.
Chamberlain was baptized a few days later by the Prophet Joseph Smith.
The home, above, of Chamberlain near Lyons, N.Y., is just a few yards
away from a section of the original Erie Canal, right. — Kenneth Mays