Counted as one of the first members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Lydia Knight's life story is part of the foundation of the restored gospel. As a broken hearted young mother, Lydia was introduced to Joseph Smith and Syndey Rigdon and the church. Renewed hope and strength guided this faithful pioneer woman as she moved from one place to the next, many times driven by an angry mob. Faithful and determined, Lydia never questioned her faith or the Prophets. She willingly gave all she possessed at times to the church, and relied on her testimony in the gospel to lead her through the unknown. She experienced the desertion of her first husband, the deaths of several of her children, widowed twice and plural marriage in the early days of the church. The following pages cannot hold the heartache this faithful pioneer women surely experienced as she faced each test and trial. Faithful to the end, Lydia Knight looked to God in everything she did. Lead by her personal motto, "God Rules!" she was a mighty woman in the history of the church.