The Tear Stains on the Plates


The Tear Stains on the Plates

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2018 Art Contest Gallery

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Summerhays, Azile. "The Tear Stains on the Plates", 2018.


Inspired by Hank Smith's talk, "Scripture Power", in which Hank recounts an experience in his sacrament meeting as a youth. The speaker asked Hank directly if he had a testimony of the Book of Mormon, dismissed Hank's answer, and, when the speaker later asked if Hank wanted to know why he didn't have a testimony, simply said: "Because you haven't seen the tear stains on the plates".

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