Tuesday, August 5, 2008

10 days of Truth!

Today we have finished reading the Book of Mormon. Yeah!!

I am a teacher of young girls age 12-18 in the LDS Church for the last 3 years and I love it! We had a goal to read the Book of Mormon together out loud in 10 days. We met every morning at 6:45-9:30 and 2 more hours on some nights. I am so proud of the young people for coming and giving us their time and their sacrifice of sleep. The other leaders that helped are so awesome, thanks.

Oh, I have to thank Paul and other family members that took care of the boys while I was gone reading. Wyatt and Dean, you now have your mom back. One night I couldn't go because it was Wyatt's B-day so I had to read 50 pages at home. Wyatt wanted me to read them to him. It was so cute, he would ask me, "mom what does this or that mean." I would stop and answer him. Then he would say "OK keep reading." I was amazed that he got so much out of it. We are going to start reading the whole book to him, maybe we will start with the children's version.

Since I have finished the Book of Mormon I would like to share with you my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know it is a another testament of Jesus Christ. I know it was written by holy Prophets of God. These Prophets came from Jerusalem 600 years before Christ, they made their way to ancient Americas. Some of these Prophets continued living 400 years after Christ. My favorite part of the book is when the resurrected Christ came to these people in ancient Americas. With Jesus appearing to these people he gave them the gospel and a witness to God and himself as the Savior. That would have been so cool to be there at that time.

The Book of Mormon is “a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas. It is a powerful witness that Jesus Christ is the son of God and he is guiding us into the true teachings. It helps not only understand his teachings, but bears a second witness to the Bible.

I have felt a change of heart as I have read this book. I want to be a better person and to understand not only my own religion and the people in it, but others in their need to know why are they here and what purpose of being here on earth. I suggest anyone that would like to be closer to God to read the Book of Mormon, and then seek out a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint missionary or congregation in your area. If you are unable to find a Book of Mormon, I have linked a webpage, so you can read online. Believe me it will change your heart and feelings towards God and Jesus Christ. It did mine!!!


Melissa said...

Amen! Good job Ammie! I am still playing catch up!!

Marcia said...

That is AWESOME to have read the Book of Mormon in 10 days! That is so fast, and you talking about it brought back memories of us trying to read it together all those years ago. You went much faster without me. Good job!!!!