It took considerable effort to protect these ancient holy lands. There were angels unawares assisting at all times:

Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903)

6 And he said unto them: Behold, I know your thoughts, and ye have desired the thing which John, my beloved, who was with me in my ministry, before that I was lifted up by the Jews, desired of me.
7 Therefore, more blessed are ye, for ye shall never taste of death; but ye shall live to behold all the doings of the Father unto the children of men, even until all things shall be fulfilled according to the will of the Father, when I shall come in my glory with the powers of heaven.
27 And behold they will be among the Gentiles, and the Gentiles shall know them not. (3 Nephi 28)

The following individuals played a significant part:

  • Reformerswithout a desire for religious and other freedom none of the following would have happened
  • Explorersthe zeal to explore and cross the Atlantic Ocean was sown by God—as prophesied
  • ImmigrantsMayflower and other ships—as prophesied
  • Foundersthe greatest minds founded the United States of America
  • Preacherswithout preachers encouraging morality, the American experiment would have failed miserably
  • Laborersblood, sweat, and tears
  • Developershad vision to plan cities and parks
  • Financierswithout investors, none of this could have happened
  • Political figuresfriends in public office were necessary at every turn


Joseph Ellicott Obelisk, Batavia Cemetery
Joseph Ellicott Obelisk (1760-1826)