Friday, February 1, 2008

The Hinckley Challenge

This arrived in my in-box today and I think that it is a great idea. I am #521. I would love to see others that I know and love on this list. If you join...let me know your number!

The Hinckley Challenge:

"As most of you know, our beloved prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley passed away at the age of 97. His funeral will be on Saturday, February 2nd. I was thinking of how I could honor his legacy and I came up with an idea. My friend and I have created a challenge for those willing to accept it: Read the Book of Mormon in 97 days. We are trying to get everyone to start on the same day. Here are the details:
Goto and create an account (free, of course).
On Feb 4, 2008 (the Monday following the funeral) have an FHE lesson on the Book of Mormon and begin your reading.
Each day you read, record what page number you are on by going to
We would like this challenge to be heard all around the world! Please forward this message to everyone you know. We would love to see over 1 million pages of the Book of Mormon read by the time this challenge has ended. Do you want to show your support? Do you want to follow the prophet? Do you want to get rid of all of your excuses for not reading and become a warrior? Then join me in this challenge!!! We are going to spread this throughout the news media (TV and radio) and we've already contacted Fox news, KSL, CBS, and ABC. But we cannot get the word out to everyone without your help! Please forward this on to EVERYONE in your address book. Time is of the essence!! This will be the one forwarded message that everyone will be happy to get :)."
--Join by clicking here--
P.S. You can always see an updated list of those who have accepted the challenge by clicking here (

-Jake Andersen

When I first read about the Hinckley challenge I thought, "only 97 days" (of coarse you can count on me to be a pessimist). But then I calculated the number of pages per day and it was only 5.47 pages to be exact. Now I'm optimistic!