Posts Tagged With: 2015

The Book of Mormon – A Blessing to the World

I was surfing Facebook just now and saw an image announcing that the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ was published in Palmyra, New York, 185 years ago TODAY! Wow!

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185 years ago the world was blessed with an amazing book, written by prophets of God in the Ancient Americas, whose words would come forth “as the voice of one crying from the dust” (2 Nephi 33:13) to Jew and Gentile. Working together with the Holy Bible, it testifies to the whole world that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, “who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:20), to atone for each child of God, to become, in great love and mercy, as the intercessor in satisfying the demands of justice on the sins of the world.

I love this book. I read it again and again. I have several copies scattered throughout my bedroom and my school locker.

At the end of the book, the final author, Moroni, extends a challenge to his readers:

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how amerciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and bponder it in your chearts.

And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would aask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not btrue; and if ye shall ask with a csincere heart, with dreal intent, having efaith in Christ, he will fmanifest the gtruth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may aknow thebtruth of all things. (Moroni 10:3-5)

I’ve taken this challenge and have learned for myself that these things are true. But you don’t have to believe my words. Find out for yourself.

To request a free copy for yourself, head this-a-way. Or read it online here. Or find a copy for your device.

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Happy New Year

We awoke to 2015 ahead of us. It will be a year of discoveries for my family and me.

Very early yesterday morning, we sent my youngest brother off on his mission. He’s the first missionary in our family, and already, we miss him. It was so hard, not being able to text him to see how his flights went, if he made it safely to the Mexico Missionary Training Center, if he met up with other missionaries at the Atlanta airport heading to Mexico. Thankfully, we were able to e-mail him those questions and got an answer a few hours later. He did get everywhere safely, met other missionaries, and let us know when his MTC P-days (the one day of the week missionaries have to do laundry, write home, etc.) would be. We also learned that his companion in the MTC is also going to the Carlsbad California Mission like he is.

It will be a year of fasting and prayer for him and the other missionaries of our ward.

With the new year comes a new resolution to improve on my scripture study. Among many things, I intend to:

• Read the entire Standard Works this year, using Motivational Momma’s reading chart

• Study the women of the scriptures

• Study about the Second Coming. We studied a little about it in my youth Sunday School class for a couple of weeks in December. Unfortunately, some of the questions my students had could only be answered with “I don’t know.” I intend to study more so I can give a different answer next December.

• Continue to work through the Personal Progress program so I can earn the new medallion.

My overall spiritual goal of 2015: to draw closer to our Savior Jesus Christ

Learn on! ~ Mary

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