Saturday, November 2, 2013

Introduction to the Book of Mormon

Elder and Sister Jones, the most fantastic office couple ever, who keep our mission running (too bad they are finishing their mission in three weeks) came to Ayutthaya to teach our youth about the Book of Mormon for our Saturday youth activity.

Our awesome Elders led a gathering game of "guess what is written on the slip of paper pinned to your back."

Then the Jones told us their love story. Sister Jones joined the church--the only member in her family--in high school. She was dating Elder Jones and wanted him to be a member of the church, too. After taking the missionary discussions, he was baptized. He then served a mission and she faithfully wrote to him every week. They were married five months after his return. This is their second mission. They have served in the Church in so many capacities including bishop, stake president, RS president, etc.

Then they asked what person was known in every country of the world. The youth gave many answers including Lady Gaga, George Bush, Obama. The Jones said angel Moroni told Joseph Smith his name would be had for good and evil among all nations kindreds and tongues. When we thought about it, we were a small group of people on the other side of the world from New York, in an out-of-the-way meeting house, and knew the name of Joseph Smith. A fulfillment of prophecy!

The Book of Mormon took place over 1000 years from 600BC and 400AD, and during that time period the people were taught about our Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

Then we read Mosiah 15 and circled every time any form of the word Redeemer was mentioned. Very interesting, and what a great chapter!

Our closing game was the Mummy Race--who could wrap a whole roll of toilet paper around their mummy the fastest. (The game would go well with an introduction to the Pearl of Great Price. :-) The team of the little guy in the center won. Refreshments were homemade fudge pops.

The best news for last: we had seven investigators in attendance!

1 comment:

  1. 7 investigators is awesome! Sounds like a great activity. I would never try the fish, me feet are way to ticklish and I wasn't brave enough to endure! You are my hero!