Mormon Apostle D. Todd Christofferson will be in Washington, D.C. Wednesday. He will attend an event at the Library of Congress honoring the Book of Mormon and offer the prayer at the Senate's morning meeting.
Both invites came from Utah’s senior senator Orrin Hatch, who, as President Pro Tem of the Senate, is responsible for presiding over each Senate meeting, which includes opening each morning with a prayer.
Following the morning meeting, Elder Christofferson will address a group gathered at the Library of Congress. The event honors the Book of Mormon’s inclusion in the “America Reads” exhibit.
The idea behind the exhibit is to highlight “books that shaped America,” and the selection process involved a survey responded to by thousands of readers.
The top 40 vote-getters are on display and feature books including “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand and Alex Haley’s “Roots.”
Elder Christofferson’s remarks will focus on why the Book of Mormon has been in the exhibit and how the book of scripture has influenced millions of American lives.