A couple quick thoughts on recent prophetic moves.
The Deseret News has an article on Kim Clark’s recent decision to move to BYU Idaho. Times and Seasons, unfortunately, gets a mention because some commenters here were sad about the loss to the Northeast. I am not sad; but then Cambridge is not the center of my universe. Regardless, we had that discussion here already. I just wanted to point out by far the best quote from the article:
Said Paul Pugmire, president of the Rexburg City Council, “If Gordon Hinckley called and said, ‘What I need you to do is go work on the grounds crew at BYU-Idaho,’ I would say ‘Yes.’ “
Kudos to you, Paul. May we all live up to that willingness to serve.
And speaking of willingess, that brings up the second topic, which is a rousing T&S endorsement for President Hinckley’s call to read the Book of Mormon by the end of the year.
We studied the Book of Mormon in Sunday School this past year. Nonetheless I offer a challenge to members of the Church throughout the world and to our friends everywhere to read or reread the Book of Mormon. If you will read a bit more than one and one-half chapters a day, you will be able to finish the book before the end of this year…
Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will observe this simple program, regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God.
Who doesn’t want that? Couldn’t be easier.
For those who only read on your computer screens, here’s the Book of Mormon online. Here’s a fun wiki-style Book of Mormon commentary you can look at or add to. And, for the willpower-impaired among us, here is a little computer gadget you can use to make your browser stop working for 30 minutes while you crack open your print scriptures.
At least we weren’t asked to move back to Missouri. It’s nasty there in August.