Man gave Elvis a Book of Mormon during filming of “Blue Hawaii”

An interesting connection is surfacing about Elvis Presley’s interest in the LDS Church. Several people claim to have given him a copy of the Book of Mormon. One was Riverton’s Mike Corfield, who was serving an LDS mission on the Island of Kauai in 1961. That’s when Elvis was there filming the movie, Blue Hawaii.

The 20-year-old missionary and his companion went to find Elvis on location. Among the crew was another member of the LDS Church who recognized the missionaries. He invited them to meet Elvis. After talking for about five minutes, Elder Corfield gave Elvis a copy of the Book of Mormon.

Corfield says, “We also invited him to come to church with us that Sunday. He declined, saying he had to work. But he was really nice and accepted the Book of Mormon.”

Book of Mormon

Mormons claim that the Book of Mormon is “Another testament of Jesus Christ,” and try to pass it off as a companion to the Bible. Over and over again, those claims have been disproven.

Is the Book of Mormon “the most correct of any book on earth” as Joseph Smith claimed it to be? Watch the online video, DNA vs. The Book of Mormon

Theologically, the Mormon Church is a cult of Christianity

As Elvis fans know, he had a strong spiritual side. Utah filmmakers are working on a movie right now depicting his interest in the Book of Mormon. They feature a copy of the book held in the LDS Church archives. It reportedly has Elvis’ notes in the margins of the copy.

The movie, “Tears of a King,” is expected to be released next year. Corfield doesn’t know whether this is the copy he gave Elvis back in 1961, but he’s proud to have given him the book.

He says, “I felt he was interested in it. I felt at some time he’d take the opportunity to learn more about the gospel, especially the Book of Mormon.”

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