You may be interested to learn that when I started writing this blog, that I had just returned back home after listening, and watching, and attending, a LIVE ‘dramatic stage and gymnasium’ presentation with LIVE music, about an upcoming Youth Camp that my Church Congregation, or Stake, is planning and organizing.
Perhaps, you may already know about who Moroni probably is, and then maybe, you don’t. Regardless, you may want to continue reading about this, and how my Church is making this year, a major Quest, for Young Women and Young Men (from about the ages 12-18*), to really understand more about the characters of real people whose stories are found in Holy Scriptures.
The play starts out with Moroni, the last prophet historian of his people, who is seen sitting at a table, and in dramatic monologue, speaks and writes about his relationship to God, who “has created the heavens and the earth” and the blessings of his people while addressing us, in our present day.
The next scene shows a young woman, who is remembering and relating and writing about “taking a stand about something that is right, even if nobody else agreed”. It started out with a teacher at school, who said that “traditional marriage between man and woman was no longer reasonable, logical, or acceptable today”. As it turned out, she was alone in defense of her position. (Interestingly, this was similar to Moroni’s position, because he felt alone too.)
Many more words of wisdom and growing experiences were expressed, with other actresses and actors.
The theme of “maybe one voice can make a difference”, was revisited by this same young woman, and she remembered reading the holy scriptures in her religious studies of early morning seminary.
A quote from the book of Alma, in the Book of Mormon, about the Stripling Warriors, “who doubted not what their mothers taught them […] in defense of truth and right [and freedoms]”.
What really impressed me the most, were the large choirs [of youth and adults], who gathered together to sing about their faith and hope. Their unified voices in unison and harmony, brought together the reasons and purposes for the play, as I had often heard or sung these words myself.
The play continues about other stories from the Book of Mormon — Enos, who prayed for forgiveness from his sins, and to know about the truth of what his father had said — and the Appearance of Jesus Christ to the inhabitants.
Then, Stake President Kevin Thompson, spoke in conclusion, about many of the special and sacred things and events, and commended or asked the members of the Stake, ‘to seek this Jesus’ of whom the prophets have spoken.
Interestingly, I had struggled to write this blog, but found myself, changing my approach often from writing in the style of my other blogs of this Word Press site, to one of a believer, a Christian and a Latter-day Saint.
And so, if you have seen and heard this special fireside, which is really an evening Sunday meeting, then you will probably have your own special ‘take’ of what touched you.
There are some things that can only be experienced in attending a LIVE performance and gathering. This is definitely one of them.