As a full time missionary serving in Rome Italy, we once met with the US
Ambassador to the Holy See (essentially ambassador to the Vatican, Holy Roman
Catholic Church). I think he envisioned some sort of ecumenical outreach, but we
didn't know what else to do, so we taught him a first discussion and gave
him a Book of Mormon and challenged him to sincerely read, pondered and prayed
about it, God would confirm the truthfulness of it to him. To us, he was just
another investigator we were optimistically hopeful would take serious our
I haven't hob-nobed with many of the world's rich and famous, but
I've often been impressed by the few I've met. Class acts listen
respectfully when approached sincerely. Not everything I've read about
Prince Charles makes me put him in the "class act" catagory, but this
story impressed me. Maybe I need to rethink the heir to the throne?? ...and it goes without saying that both Alex and Julie Boyle appear to be in a
class by themselves! Thanks for a good story, well told.
Excuse me. I was wondering if anyone could provide a link to the footage of Alex
Boye teaching the "first discussion" on national television in England.
That really must be something to see. I searched for it on YouTube and could not
find a single thing. Anyone have a link? It must be someplace seeing as this
would be such a unique event. Anyone? Also could anyone help me find any article
whatsoever dealing with this in the British press? There must be at least one.
I searched and could not find a thing. Can anyone help? Anyone?
I think this is a wonderful story, but I know for a fact that Prince Charles has
been given at least one Book of Mormon in the past. It was at an athetlic event
(I think it was a track meet but I'm not sure). Two athletes that were
members of the Church gave him a Book of Mormon. He accepted it and said
"oh, are you chaps Mormons?" I know this because I was really good
friends with the wife of the mission president at the time and she told me about
it.I appreciate Brother Boye's courage and I have always been
extremely impressed with him and the story of his conversion and his mission.
He's a wonderful example.
I appreciate the courage and faith of Alex. More of us need to let our light
shine bright, as he does. While Satan has the world involved in an onslaught
against the Church, one by one and Ward by Ward we can still make a difference
and be forces for good. Let's all step it up. We have to. Our own faith
depends on not being neutral. May God bless.
I carry many different "pass a long cards" and an "I'm a
Mormon" cards with my title name "Gramajane" on it for any to look
up on the site about me plus I carry at least 10 copies of the Book of Mormon in
different languages that I bought from Deseret Industries ( I don't even
know what language all of them are :) ). You can see that I'm working to
do my part to share the gospel , but I DO need to open my mouth more, for the
Holy Spirit to give me the words to say if I will just reach out more. I vow to
do better! The gospel is true and the spirit is stromg though the members
may be weak and a little scared/shy.
I too am proud of your husbands courage. I'm sure it wasn't easy. I
have to admit that I was reminded of another similar story. Mrs. Olive Osmond
also gave a Book of Mormon to the "Royal Family" years ago. If you get
a chance, I would recommend you do a search and read about that little incident
(it really is funny). Thank you so much for sharing. Remember what YOU are
doing is extremely important to not just you, but everyone with whom your little
family may interact with and/or influence throughout their lives. Keep up the
amazing work!Lots of Love!
My son served a mission in Germany and met a man who had held a very high
position in the Catholic Church who converted to the LDS Church. He told the
missionaries the Pope had read the Book of Mormon and knew of its truthfulness.
I think these people are more aware than we think they are. Ours is to work out
our own salvation, however.
Straitpath,Could you point us to the person who says the Pope
"knows the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon." I mean no disrespect,
but that is (literally) incredible to me.
Tornogal, yeah, I would be skeptical about that also: I know someone that says
they know someone that says they know the Pope and know what he thinks about the
BofM. Seems legit to me. I'm still waiting for someone to
direct me to any media source for the original claim concerning Prince Charles
and teaching a missionary lesson on national television in Britain. Anyone?
Dear Julie, thank for sharing a very gifted husband to so many. Yes, your family
will be blessed based on the service and lives that Alex touches.
Julie you too will be blessed, for singing wheels on the bus. It is one of the
greatest things in the world to be a mom. I am sure your husband appreciates
what you do. I know I appreciate my wife and everything she does. Thank you
for your article.
What a wonderful, unselfish person Julie is! Thank you for sharing your husband
but even more, thank you for the example you are to us! Not all women would be
so gracious about their husbands being away so much while they deal with the
reality of everyday life and challenges. You are a choice woman indeed! Kudos to
I love that Wheels on the Bus song - carry on, carry on, CARRY ON !!!!:)
Thank you for this well written article!! I can relate to what you are doing.
My husband taught at BYU for 41 years and was very involved in working with his
students on big projects or taking them abroad or on domestic field trips. He
also worked developing the program with industry in the US as well as other
countries. Sometimes we were able to travel with him (even lived abroad at
times, but much of the time I was home watching the home fires and enjoying the
children. He had a strong testimony, and all knew that he loved the Lord, and he
loved them. He passed away four years ago, but I don't regret one moment he
spent in doing all that he did. His influence is being felt all around the
world by people whose lives he touched. Before his death he received myriads of
calls, letters, blog notes, and visits from hundreds of people. And his children
have such fond memories of his influence in their lives. I am so grateful to
have been a part of all he did.