Saturday, February 2, 2008

Pres. Hinckley Book of Mormon Challenge

My sister-in-law sent this to me in e-mail and thought I would share here:

"As most of you know, our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley passed away at the age of 97. His funeral will be on Saturday, February 2nd.

I was thinking of how I could honor his legacy and I came up with an idea. My friend and I have created a challenge for those willing to accept it: Read the Book of Mormon in 97 days. We are trying to get everyone to start on the same day. Here are the details:

Go to and create an account (free, of course).

On Feb 4, 2008 (the Monday following the funeral) have an FHE lesson on the Book of Mormon and begin your reading.

Each day you read, record what page number you are on by going to

We would like this challenge to be heard all around the world! Please forward this message to everyone you know. We would love to see over 1 million pages of the Book of Mormon read by the time this challenge has ended.

Do you want to show your support? Do you want to follow the prophet? Do you want to get rid of all of your excuses for not reading and become a warrior? Then join me in this challenge!!!

We are going to spread this throughout the news media (TV an d radio) and we've already contacted Fox news, KSL, CBS, and ABC. But we cannot get the word out to everyone without your help! Please forward this on to EVERYONE in your address book. Time is of the essence!! This will be the one forwarded message that everyone will be happy to get :).

--Join by going here

-Jake Andersen

P.S. You can always see an updated list of those who have accepted the challenge by clicking here Pictures of President Hinckley's final public appearance.

1 comment:

Emily said...

We are so sad that President Hinckley died! My hubby had to be the chef for the funeral and feed his whole family and close friends as well as the "higher ups" in government and the church. They had the funeral live here television and it was so touching and beautiful to remember his life. He is with his beloved wife again, which is so beautiful! Anyway, that is a great challenge. I know lots of kids here were wearing a certain color to schools and their sunday best for a few days. It's been an interesting time around here. We hope to go and visit his grave as soon as the snow melts.