Back in December when Ben and I were discussing New Years resolutions in bed, Ben came up with an idea that has now changed the lives of thousands. He thought he could use instagram as a tool to be a reminder for friends and family to read their scriptures daily. He wanted to keep it simple and make it so that people could get the most out of their studies. A few days passed and it kept pressing on his mind. He decided to act on this prompting. After discussing different ways to approach it I came up with the idea to include a question prompt along with each post. He found a schedule that divided the Book of Mormon into 365 days. Each post would give a set of verses to read and by the end of the year followers would have read the entire Book of Mormon. After posting our initial post on instagram within an hour there were over 100 followers. The numbers continued to climb. On the first day of the challenge January 1, 2014 there were over 30,000 followers and today there are over 45,000. Articles have been published in Deseret News and on personal blogs. It is so incredible.
Each day as people comment the spirit is felt. There are non members following and learning about the gospel. There are people who are reading it for the first time. Members are being inspired to share the gospel. People are uniting in prayer for each other and sharing stories that are strengthening each other. It truly has been miraculous. Our own testimonies have strengthened as we read the Book of Mormon daily. Our conversations are more positive, we are happier and our marriage is stronger. Please feel free to follow along!

1 comment:

  1. It has been such a blessing in my life! It has been the first thing to help me to stay motivated to read each and every day, and as I've done so I have felt the Spirit in my life on a regular basis. Thanks so much, you two!