“Book of Mormon Brothers,” Friend, July 2007, 22
When President Hinckley said to read the Book of Mormon, I told Mom that I would do it. She wasn’t sure I could, but I worked really hard, reading whenever I had time. Some nights I stayed up reading with Mom. I finished three weeks before my eighth birthday. My dad showed me a special scripture in Moroni that says to pray about the Book of Mormon and ask if it’s true. When I read the Book of Mormon I felt the Spirit, and I was so happy when I finished it. I hope you’ll be happy when you finish it too.
When the prophet asked us to read the Book of Mormon, I couldn’t read all the words yet. My older brother, Brandon, was reading it, and I wanted to read it too. I just started reading all the words I knew and finished the Book of Mormon that way. I prayed to know if it was true, and the answer was yes! It made me very happy. I want to read all the words when I get better at reading.