Yesterday, I gave away my last two copies of the Book of Mormon to complete my personal challenge to give away 30 copies of the Book of Mormon in 30 days.
It all started with a conversation about Twilight, actually. Some friends of mine were talking about it, so I waited for my chance to chime in (read brag about) the fact that my S-I-L Renae was college roommates with the author of those books. Stephenie Meyer even named one of the characters after Renae, although I think it's spelled differently in the books. Where did they go to school? BYU. And yes, the author of Twilight is a Mormon. My friend's eyes got kinda big on that one.
This lead my friend to open up about questions she had about the church, and revealing her connection to it. When she indicated that she always wanted to know more about our beliefs, I was only too happy to hand her the gift bag with an Ensign and Book of Mormon in it that I had in my car. I was very happy to share a Book of Mormon with this friend, and I did not see it coming at all. The Lord can truly use anything to bring his children to him...even through kooky stories about vampires. (And no this is not an endorsement of Twilight, so I'd better not get any nasty-grams about vamps on this one!)
Anyway, I took the final copy of the Book of Mormon to another good friend of mine who had messaged me on FB saying she was going through a little rough patch. I ran over to her house in the rain, and our kids played while we had our own Mommy play date. It was fun, and I was happy to see my final two copies go to such beloved friends.
And then...just like that...I was finished. I shared 30 copies of The Book of Mormon with 30 friends in 30 days! Wow. I wish I could relate to you every amazing way that the spirit lead me this month, but I'm afraid I can't. Just know that he did.
It's pure poetry that on the day after I finished giving out my last Book of Mormon, the new set of scriptures that I ordered arrived! What a fitting memento of this special month.
And what an amazing month we've had together in The Book of Mormon Forum!
If you were unable to participate as you would have liked this month, never you fear!
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Now to announce the winners of this week's Book of Mormon Blog Hop Giveaway
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The three winners of the following "I know the Scriptures are True" lip balm
are Marissa: Stake Conference Post
Tiffany: Of Small and Simple Things
Catania: How to Study the Book of Mormon
Winners, please email me your mailing address so you can receive your thank your gift!