“Mormon’s Plates,” Friend, November 2020
In Book of Mormon times, people didn’t have books or computers like we do now. So they wrote important things on thin pieces of metal called plates.
Prophets like Nephi, Alma, and Ether wrote on lots of metal plates. They wrote what happened to their people. They wrote about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
God asked a prophet named Mormon to gather the most important parts from all of these plates. Mormon and his son, Moroni, wrote them all on a set of gold plates.
Because Mormon was the one who put most of this book together, it is called the Book of Mormon. Like the Bible, it teaches about Jesus Christ.
I can learn about Jesus by reading the Book of Mormon. Even though these prophets lived long ago, their words help me today.