A fellow missionary asked me to do a picture depicting him, five other Elders here in western New York, and our Mission President as different heroes from The Book of Mormon, and geez I can’t say “no”! It was kinda hard too – I had to characterize two distinct people and merge them into one. . . so much fun!!
How well do you know your Book of Mormon characters? Can you guess who is who?
From left to right we have Nephi (as Elder Olsen), Zeezrom (as Elder Lachaga)(in the bed), Captain Moroni (Elder Cook), Mormon (President Christianson . . . I’m sorry I made you look old!), King Mosiah (Elder Westley), Moroni (Elder Hunt)( kneeling), and Alma the younger (Elder Lewis).
Something I love about the Book of Mormon is that each and every hero within its pages are so memorable and rich with personality. Each is unique, but there is one unifying trait of them all: their unyielding faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. If you haven’t ever read this book I EXHORT you to do so or continue doing so so that you can become more like these heroes. It will change your life. I know it has changed mine. When you read the scriptures (the Bible and Book of Mormon alike) you are supposed to apply them to your own life. Nephi said “I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning” (1 Nephi 19:23). Search for yourself while you read – see how the stories apply to YOU. I know you can learn great lessons from every story in the Book of Mormon. The whole thing truly is for our profit and learning.