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A Story From The Friend – The Hill Cumorah Pageant by Susan Denney

A Story From The Friend – The Hill Cumorah Pageant by Susan Denney

The Pageant at The Hill CumorrahThis Sunday I am taking a story from the month of June 2013 issue of The Friend, the children’s magazine which is distributed all around the world by subscription, to children in The Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints.

The Hill Cumorah
By Susan Denney

Every summer, many children from all over the world come to the Hill Cumorah Pageant, an outdoor show about how the book of Mormon came to be.  But not all of these children come to watch the pageant.  Some of them come with their families to be in it! They come from all over the United States – and from other countries too.

For 17 days, these children rehearse their parts.  All the younger children are in the scene where Jesus Christ blesses the Nephite children.  Older children can be in many other scenes.

The Pageant begins with the whole cast on stage.

In 1 scene, everyone runs to get on the boat after Nephi has finished building it.

When they’re not rehearsing, the children spend time in the Primary Tent.  They do crafts, sing, and do activities that help them learn about the Book of Mormon.

On the nights of the performance, the children put on their costumes.  Then they and their families talk to pageant visitors about Jesus Christ.  Whatever their parts in the pageant are, all the children share what they learn about the Saviour, the Book of Mormon and the Restoration of the Gospel.

Some of the special effects are so real that the children often feel like they are actually living in Book of Mormon times.

To read, download a copy or listen to the official story click here.

A Story From The Friend – The Hill Cumorah Pageant by Susan Denney

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