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Elders Cahoon and Denman spoke to KHQ about 'The Book of Mormon' Elders Cahoon and Denman spoke to KHQ about 'The Book of Mormon'
SPOKANE, Wash. -

The popular 'Book of Mormon' play has made its way to Spokane. The play highlights the life of a young missionary in Africa, but also pokes fun at the church and some of its beliefs.

KHQ's Allison flicker spent some time with local Mormon missionaries, and got their take on the play.

When the show came out, the New York Times review said you can expect it to be foul-mouthed because it's from the creators of South Park, but it also said the heart of the show was as pure as a Roger and Hammerstein show because it highlights all the good work of the Mormon missionaries

Allison talked to 2 local missionaries based in Spokane and they explained what they do.

"Now that we're here, we help people in Spokane around our mission, help people become closer to Jesus Christ. We do that by going door to door, talking to people on the streets, no matter where they're at," Elder Cahoon explained to Allison.

They also talked about how they follow not only the bible, but also The Book of Mormon.

It's another testament of Jesus Christ, it's another record of people that live here anciently in America, and about how God worked with them and loved them just as he loved people in Jerusalem," Elder Cahoon said.

We asked them what they thought of this play, since it does poke fun at their church and Elder Denman said, "I think it's a great opportunity to tell people what we're really about. People might have questions, I assume, I've seen it, people hear things that are inaccurate, from what I've heard about the play, there seems to be a lot of things that need to be cleared up."

Elders Cahoon and Denman said they hope people enjoy the play, but hope that if it invokes questions, that people ask the 250 missionaries here in the Inland Northwest.

 

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