I have been absent from my blog for a couple of weeks, much to my sadness. I have been swamped with school, which I love. And I have been preparing for the Waters of Mormon. What is Waters of Mormon, you say?
About 150 years before Christ's birth, the people of America were mostly wicked. A bold prophet named Abinadi preached the Lord's gospel before a wicked king. One of his priests was a man named Alma, who believed Abinadi's preaching. After Abinadi died a martyr, Alma taught the gospel in secret and through the priesthood authority, baptized "a goodly number" who had gathered at the Waters of Mormon to hear him preach.
Our ward has prepared a spiritual feast for the youth of our ward. We do this every 4-5 years, so each youth will have an opportunity to participate at least once during their high school years. The Book of Mormon, ancient scripture, is broken down into ten parts and is taught over ten hours by ten different teachers! To break up the spiritual feast, we also give the youth a culinary feast with yummy dinner and snacks.
I have the privilege of teaching 3-4 Nephi, which is the account of the Savior's visit to this continent. I don't know how I can possible do justice to it. What would the Savior have me say if he were here. That is what I've been praying to know as I've been preparing. I am nervous, but oh, so excited! Mark is teaching the books of Mormon and Moroni - he gets to be the culminating teacher!
I will get back to my regular family picture stuff as soon as I can! In the meantime, I am grateful all my time has been devoted to learning.