By RODNEY D. BOAM
Tamu Smith and Zandra Vrannes are coming to Preston to speak at a fireside on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m., in the Preston LDS South Stake Center, 55 E. 100 S. The two African-American sisters, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be at The Preston Citizen at 77 S. State for a book signing on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 1-3 p.m.
The two just published their first book, “Diary of Two Mad Black Mormons, Finding the Lord’s Lessons in Every Day Life.” They also have a blog and do a radio show.
Be prepared for a good time as these two talk about their culture and how they mesh it with Mormonism. Someone said it’s kind of an Oprah meets John Bytheway.
These sisters spend some time on the road away from family spreading the humor of life as Mormons.
“We speak together at least twice a month. We do come to small towns, although Preston may be one of the smallest,” Vrannes said. “We’ve been to Richfield, Utah, which is pretty small. Surprisingly we’ve been having a lot of fun in small towns.”
She said to expect the unexpected when we roll into Preston.
“Y’all will have a whole lot of fun, laugh a ton, but most importantly be inspired to live and enjoy the lives you’re blessed with,” she said. “If the two of us can find joy in our journeys (which as you’ll find out hasn’t always been easy) then anyone can.”
This story is sponsored by Worm Creek Melodrama.
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