Young women 'read-a-thon' helps promote personal scripture study

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  • mightymite DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 22, 2012 6:35 p.m.

    What a way for parents to pressure and indoctrinate the mormon book. What a weel thought out plan.

  • NDM Vienna, Austria
    Jan. 22, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    I was pleased to see it was held during the day. Some years ago there was a mania for all-night read-a-thons where the Book of Mormon would be read aloud in its entirety in one 18-hour sitting. As much as I value the scriptures, I think it is badly misguided to hold events that keep young people up all night, or even late into it. Well done, Alabama, for respecting a reasonable bedtime.

  • djk blue springs, MO
    Jan. 22, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    this is a good article. when i was the mia maid leader 8 years ago my mia maids did this. we met at my home, had snacks, shared our favorite Book of Mormon scriptures then as a group we started the reading. only 3 of us made it through to Ether in one night. the Teachers Quorum tried the same when they heard what we were doing but they didn't get past 2 Nephi...girls rock. the others slowly fell asleep. this was a great way to start out the new year for us. i did this with the achievement day girls in the 1990's in my ward. we didn't get as far but it was fun. i hope other yw try this.

  • tyndale1 Pullman, WA
    Jan. 22, 2012 12:29 p.m.

    There is great power in the scriptures if we will pay the price to unlock them. This is accomplished through reading them over and over.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 22, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    What a great idea not only for young women but also for young men