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LDS blogger's 85-year-old friend applauds Al Fox Carraway and James the Mormon

James Curran, known as James the Mormon, tries to inspire others through rap.
James Curran, known as James the Mormon, tries to inspire others through rap.
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Senior citizens may not typically be the type that praise people with tattoos or to condone rap music, but recently 85-year-old Barbara Boman recently asked friend and popular blogger, Greg Trimble, to pass along a message to James the Mormon and Al Fox Carraway.

Greg Trimble, a blogger who writes about faith-based topics like defending the Book of Mormon or protesting Carl's Jr's ads, recently visited with Boman after returning from a speaking engagement when the two shared an interesting conversation. Having shared the pulpit with James the Mormon at the fireside, Trimble related to Boman that James the Mormon shared some experiences with facing negativity while trying to share a positive message.

After hearing his story, Boman was impressed with James The Mormon and told Trimble that a couple sister missionaries had recently told her about Al Fox Carraway.

“If you have any way to get ahold of them (The rapper guy and this tattooed Mormon) will you please let them know that they have been chosen and prepared to live in this day, and given a special mission to help many people that would have otherwise not been reached," Boman said according to Trimble's blog.

Trimble said in his blog post that people often misjudge people who are trying to do something good.

"It’s important to consider that what may seem unorthodox to us today might have been the Lord’s plan all along," writes Trimble in his blog post. "'James “the Mormon" rapping about the restoration, might be the modern day equivalent of Abraham 'the Mormon' giving astronomy lessons to the Egyptians. (see Abr 3, and no… I’m not calling James the Mormon a prophet) Each style of teaching is a little unorthodox, but each opened doors that weren’t previously there. Each are catalysts for building common ground and gospel susceptibility. What’s to criticize?"

Read the full blog post here.