“I Finished the Book of Mormon!” Friend, Apr. 2016, 11
In the October 2010 general conference, Sister Rosemary M. Wixom, the Primary general president, told about a family with little kids that took three and a half years to read the Book of Mormon. My family and I decided to do the same thing. My parents helped me and my sister and brother say the words in the Book of Mormon. It took us three years to finish reading the Book of Mormon too, and when we finished, I could read all the words by myself.
When we started reading it, we lived in Recife, Brazil, where we read it for one year. Then we moved to Washington, D.C., and read it for another year. Finally we moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where we read it for one more year until we finally finished it.
I like to act out Book of Mormon stories because it’s a fun way to learn about what happened in the book. One of my favorite stories is when Abinadi taught the gospel to King Noah, and Alma had the courage to escape from King Noah to preach the gospel and baptize people into the Church. I like that story because I was baptized while we were reading the Book of Mormon as a family.
I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is true. After we finished reading it, we had a family home evening where we prayed to find out if it is true. After we prayed, I felt warm and peaceful in my heart. I knew that was the Holy Ghost telling me the Book of Mormon is true. I love the Book of Mormon. It is a very special book, and I want to keep reading it so I can follow Heavenly Father’s plan.