Monday, September 22, 2008

Phair (or almost a Phair) Book of Mormon Challenge

I hope you all are continuing to think about the answer to our movie quote (read the previous post)...Nic and I have made a goal to finish the Book of Mormon by the time we get married. It's going to take a lot of reading (approximately 16 - 17 chapters a week), but we are going to do it. President Hinckley challenged members of the church worldwide in August 2005 to read this book by the end of the year, and now Nic and I have taken this challenge upon ourselves. I will admit that sometimes I do fall asleep - you can't tell me that you haven't done that as well. It's not that I don't love this book, but it is hard to read sometimes. Here's the promise President Hinckley gave: "Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will observe this simple program, regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God." Nic and I plan on finishing the Book of Mormon the week before we get married. President Hinckley made this promise 3 years ago, so why can't we still be promised these same blessings as Nic and I prepare to be married? Wish us luck...

1 comment:

Kellie said...

i just re-started the book of mormon not too long ago..after never finishing it the last time i re-started it....i dont even know how many times i've read 1st and
2nd nephi lol! but i like that you are doing this challenge. especiallyl right before u two get married! i am going to try too. i prob. wont finish in time....but ya i'll work at it :)