James F. Stoddard III Memorial

James Franklin Stoddard III—beloved father of 10 children and the founder of the Joseph Smith Foundation—passed away with faith and peace after a courageous battle with stage 4 lung cancer on the morning of September 6, 2021 in Provo, Utah.  FUNERAL SERVICE Saturday, September 11, 2021— 10:00 AM (Viewing at 8:30 AM) Knoll Park Chapel […]

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Stoddard Family Homeschool Journey

From day one, our dad (James) creatively thought outside the box when it came to education. Growing up, our schooling was project based, spirit directed, service oriented, and agency motivated! We’ve shared some of our experiences in webinars, interviews and vidcasts. See videos below! Educating Zion What does a “Zion education” look like? Today, there […]

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Lesson #32 Come Follow Me Vidcast with Hannah Stoddard—D&C 85-87 Stand in Holy Places

Prep for this week’s Come Follow Me with this vidcast by Hannah Stoddard & Rod Meldrum! They tackle everything from the “One Mighty and Strong,” the royal bloodline of Israel, Joseph Smith as the latter-day prince, future last days prophecy, and what the final stand to save worldwide liberty will look like!

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Returning Home for Thanksgiving

Written by: Malissa Cochran Every Thanksgiving, we take time to celebrate the Pilgrims, the Puritans, and other righteous Founders of America. God fulfilled His promise to bring the lost tribes of Israel back to their homeland. We are their descendants—we are Israelites. The covenants they kept and lived, and the blessings that were promised them […]

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Restoration Days for Sanpete County

Families gathered together to celebrate the Restoration and our faithful forefathers and foremothers on July 25th. This event was for those who also wanted to raise their standards higher through a fun wholesome activity. ActivitiesPioneer Games (Sack races, stick pull, horse shoes)PresentationHistoric/Pioneer/Folk/English DancingDiscussion groups for Gospel principles and practical implementation, collaboration on Restoration supporting projects, […]

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New Book! Faith Crisis, Volume 1: We Were NOT Betrayed!

After working with thousands of struggling members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over many years, the authors decided to write a book offering hope and answers for those struggling with faith crisis. Unbeknownst to the general Church membership, the 20th century would witness an organized effort to rewrite Latter-day Saint history […]

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Foundational Zion Standards Training Modules

Thank you for interest in supporting Raising the Bar and supporting Latter-day Saint families who are striving to live higher standards! We are grateful for your help and excited to work with you more. The modules below have been designed with resources that will equip families of Raising the Bar with a foundation in the […]

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Joseph Smith Education

Joseph Smith has been called “America’s greatest educator” and yet the Prophet’s principles for successful education have largely been forgotten! Principles of a “Joseph Smith Education” Focus OUT Not IN – “Feed My Sheep” Mission Centered – “Here am I send me” Spirit Directed Father Presided and Family Centered Content is the message – “All […]

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Affidavits of Apostles Thomas B. Marsh and Orson Hyde (1838)

Source: “Document showing the Testimony Given Before the Judge of the Fifth Judicial District of the State of Missouri, on the Trial of Joseph Smith, Jr., and others, for High Treason and Other Crimes Against that State” (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1841), p. 147. Affidavit of Thomas B. March (or Marsh) At the […]

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