Jex is such and amazing boy. He blows Jonathan and I away on most occasions. About a month ago, we put him in charge of the lesson for Family Home Evening. He didn't hesitate, and just grabbed his scripture book. We have the books from the church that have the pictures series. Each picture has a caption underneath. We also have the video, that is the same pictures, and same narrative. He has watched the movie continuously, and loves it. So... when he grabbed the book he said, "I need Chapter 31." We turned to that page, and he began to tell us the story of Captain Moroni defeats Zarahemna. He didn't miss a word. He would point to the pictures, and tell us the story from memorization. He learned it from watching the movie. He knew the names of each character, and places. The land of Jershon, the river Sidon and knew when to use Zarahemna, and Zarahemla. We were astounded. Then to top it off, he repeated the story to his grandparents while in Utah. This time he did it without the book, and pictures to remind him. He did it completely from memory.
I am so grateful for Jex, and his reminder to love the scriptures. He will not let us forget family scripture study, he often looks at the pictures books during the day, and loves to learn more about the scriptures, and where they came from. He has such a pure heart and not only wants to do what it right, but he tries hard to make right choices. He is a wonderful example. I only wish I knew the stories of the Book of Mormon as well as he does. What a blessing to have him in our family, teaching me about the stories from the Book of Mormon.