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Reader Voices: Prayers answered in a small village outside Venice

It has been almost 20 years since I closed the cover after reading my first copy of the Book of Mormon.

To this day, I remember that feeling — I knew then as I know today that the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

I was born and raised in Lyon, France. My good father joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 7, and Mother followed a year later. Baptized at 8 and excited for the decision I had made then, I grew up in an environment where I would have to quickly obtain my own testimony. The LDS population was extremely small compared to the millions of people living in my city.

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