Have any of you ever heard of Palmyra, New York? Or the Hill Cumorah? How about The Book of Mormon? This oil painting I did shows the view from atop the Hill Cumorah, in Palmyra, where this sacred book came forth. A young farm boy named Joseph Smith was told by an angel about an ancient record deposited here on this hill. In 1824 he was ready to take the record and translate it, which he did – into The Book of Mormon. A little time after that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized close by – the same church of over 14 million members now who are called Mormons. Therefore, this place is a place of great and unique importance to so many. Not only that, it is a place so important and unique to me. I served a year and a half mission here in western New York, and as I served full time God and His children, I gave away pieces of my heart. Even though I’m so far away now (at school at BYU in fact), those pieces are still there. This piece was such a pleasure to do.