Yesterday my prayer was answered. The class I was hoping to audit at BYU - Salt Lake City,did have openings and I was able to register. About a month ago, I inquired about taking the class because it's about something I really wanted to study, "The Book of Mormon"; and it's taught by a very popular professor and best-selling LDS author, John Bytheway. At that time, I was told it would be pretty much impossible to get into the class on an audit basis, because these classes fill up really fast since John Bytheway is so well known and loved.
Well, I was determined, so I started praying that the Lord would make a way for me to get in. Now I don't know if it's the freezing cold winter weather here in Salt Lake City this season, or if it's the really slow economy, or if maybe Heavenly Father just knew I would benefit from taking this class, but the way WAS opened! The maximum student load for the class is forty students, and as of yesterday, only 17 had signed up...so I was IN!
I know I'll enjoy this class. Yesterday was the first one, and I was surprised and a little disappointed when the hour and 40 minute time period expired. It went SO fast! I'm already learning alot. I didn't really realize that the Book of Mormon has lessons and instructions for modern day life, I thought it was just a record of an ancient people. It is SO much more! Check it out and request a copy!
So, I'm taking this class in downtown Salt Lake City at a beautiful campus, see photos above, where you can actually see the Salt Lake Temple in the skyline. The Temple is only about three blocks from the campus.
The teacher, John Bytheway, is FUN. He's written many LDS books I've enjoyed and often gives fireside talks. He's very well-liked, even by teens, because of his quick sense of humor and common sense advice. Check out some of his latest books!
And you might also enjoy and appreciate a recent campus talk he gave entitled "Spiritual Weeds", looking at how to grow our testimonies in a healthy environment.
Some good advice for the New Year.
So my prayers have been answered, once again, and I'm beginning another exciting adventure in my life as a new member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I'm having such fun!!!
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