LDS Church presents Book of Mormon to public library
WILLEMSTAD – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented the Book of Mormon to the public library here in Curaçao. The Church was represented by the local Director of Public Affairs Marco Ariza and the first counselor of the Mission Presidency Elder Brady Scott.
The Book of Mormon is a sacred text of the LDS Church, which adherents believe contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from approximately 2200 BC to AD 421. It was first published in March 1830 by Joseph Smith as The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi.
The LDS Church uses the Book of Mormon together with the Bible, the Doctrine and Covenants, and The Pearl of Great Price as their holy scriptures.
The representative of the library, Mr. Arthur Tholel accepted the gifts from the Church and indicated that these will be registered and displayed for the people of the island to read.
The LDS church has been active on the island since 1979. American missionaries serving in the Caracas, Venezuela mission opened the island for missionary work. There are currently about 450 members of the church on the island and the congregation is party of the ABC-islands District.