At the beginning of the year, we were challenged to read the whole Book of Mormon with our families. We decided to take on the challenge (with the older two. . .we usually lay the little ones down for bed before reading so we can actually hear what we are reading.) I truly believe that there are many blessings when we take the time as a family to read, study, pray and try to do what we are asked. There are the expected blessings of guidance and direction from prophets of old, closeness to your family, and increased spirituality. One of the benefits I didn't count on was significant improvements in Sydney's reading. We let her read one verse each night and it can be a struggle. She tries so hard to sound out words and I have seen her get better. The other night, there was a moment I have been waiting for. She read an entire verse without any help from me!
Here is what she read . . .
Mosiah 2:6 And they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which King Benjamin should speak unto them.