The sisters and elders both gave Jackson and Tyson their own copy of The Book of Mormon to give away. Tyson tenderly shared with the missionaries how much he loves to read the testimonies Abe and I have written in the first pages of his scriptures. He said it strengthens him to read our testimonies.
After the sisters left, the elders shared their message. They talked about where we lived before we came to Earth and what happens after we die. They made the lesson into a diagram forming the word "Love."
Their message of love is the message of Christ's plan for all our lives. That message touched my boys' hearts deeply.
Tonight, I was reading about a Muslim prayer room at BYU (Brigham Young University). BYU is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, yet the church saw it important to not only allow but also provide a place for these Muslim students to worship God in their way. I pondered on how welcomed and loved those Muslim students must feel, in a predominantly Christian environment, to be given their own place to worship God in their way. I have a dear Muslim friend who lives in Utah. We share a great friendship full of love. When times are hard, we pray for each other. We don't dwell on our differences; rather, we embrace that love.
As I pondered the love it showed to create this Muslim prayer room on BYU campus, Tyson walked up to me with his Book of Mormon.