Christian and I were swinging on our porch swing
a few weeks ago, discussing the significance of the upcoming September 21st.
(It's not just a cool song, you know!)
For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
we believe that 200 years ago, the ancient prophet Moroni visited young
Joseph Smith and revealed scripture that we call the Book of Mormon.
That night was just the beginning of Joseph Smith's journey of translating
the Book of Mormon and restoring the fullness of the gospel
of Jesus Christ back to Earth.
We thought it would be powerful to read the Book of Mormon
together as a branch from start to finish.
Each family was given a set of chapters to read throughout the week.
Today, we came together to celebrate the completion of this collective effort
with some Costco cake and ice cream.
Is there anything better?!
The sense of unity and shared purpose was so evident and beautiful!
We came together to deepen our spiritual
understanding and strengthen our love and testimony of
The Book of Mormon, and especially Jesus Christ.
We look forward to hearing from our Prophet and Church leaders
(And making cinnamon rolls!)
On the way home, the bright full moon cast a haunting
glow over the eerie Mr. Bones
hanging from a tree branch tonight.
I took a bunch of photos because that's what I do, but also because
I love sending them on to the missionaries and to Claire in Arizona.
I know all three are missing Stillestead, especially this time of year.