Friday, May 1, 2009

Getting the Brass Plates from Laban

In the Book of Mormon, there is the story of Nephi and his brothers. They were in the wilderness, and went back to Jerusalem to get the history of their forefathers which was written on Brass Plates.

The missionaries from Pucallpa put on a play for ward members. Elder Rich had this to say, "The play was a reenactment of Nephi, Laman, Lemuel, and Sam, going to get the plates from Laban. We did four different scenes. One normal, one in dancing, one in fighting, and one in talking like they do in the jungle (singing)."

This particular video (sorry no sound), shows the brothers bringing all of their gold and silver to trade for the plates. My guess is that Elder Rich is Zoram (Laban's servant), Elder Soto is Laban (dressed in the robe with the green towel on his head, and the brothers are Elder Cope, Elder Layton, Elder Vasquez, and Elder Morton.

This next video shows Laban and his servants keeping their gold, and chasing the brothers out of his house without giving them the plates.

To see more pictures of this event, click here.

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