Good afternoon! OKAY HOW IS EVERYONE?!
imma start off with a story about how this week I ate pig skin. aaand it is the worst thing i have ever eaten. i gagged numerous times and was realllllll close to not keeping it all down if ya know what i mean….not cool. not cool.
in happier news, i saw two rainbows this week! yeahhhh…………!
Also, oh gosh, the men here are so flirty. Especially like the 50 year old men. It is horrid. All i can think of is Ke$ha’s song “DINOSAUR” where she tells them that they basically just need to STOP. yeah. we’re on the same page.
So, this week we had interviews with president and while everyone else got interviewed, we received a training. The training focused on the Book of Mormon and i haven’t felt the spirit as strong as i did then in a while. I felt the Spirit testifying to me so powerfully of the truth of this sacred book and it brought me to tears. I have never loved a book so much and I consider it to be the most precious thing i own. Sincerely, I invite everyone to read the Book of Mormon. Not to “convert you” as many might say…not to compare it to the Bible, because we read the Bible too and I love that book. But I want you all to read it, so you can feel the Spirit as I have felt it. The book of mormon is incredibly sacred and incredibly life changing. As you read it, you will feel God testifying to you through the Holy Ghost that it truly is His word. You will feel a change in your heart, and the more you read it, you will crave to read more. This book answers all of life’s questions. This book contains the word of God and helps us understand the life and sacrifice of our Saviour, Jesus Christ, even better. Read this book to be healed. Read this book to learn more from the word of God. Read this book to find your own conversion…your own testimony…to know for yourselves that it is true. I can say a million things about this book and I can tell you all that with every fiber of my being, i know it to be true, but in order for you to know you MUST read it and prayer about it. As you pray and ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, you will receive your answer. Heavenly Father will answer you through the Holy Ghost by impressing thoughts and feelings on your mind and heart. You will feel it. What are you waiting for? Go read it and find the answer to your prayers.
During the training we had, we watched a video of a talk given by Tad R. Callister, and he basically said that the Book of Mormon is either of God or it’s of the devil. THERE IS NO ONE ELSE. There is no “well, part of it is from God.” or”some of it is true” or “i feel good when i read it, but i have the Bible, so this can’t be true.” That doesn’t work. It can’t be partly God’s word and partly the devil’s. If Joseph Smith made it up, which is completely illogical when you look at all the facts, then you wouldn’t feel the power of God as you read it. You would know in your soul that it is a man created story. However, when you read the Book of Mormon with sincerety, you can feel the true power which it holds. You can literally feel the power of the Holy Ghost testifying to you that it is true. Either the Book of Mormon is the word of God, or it’s not. And you can find out by reading it. God told us he loves everyone and that He will give His word to the north, south, east, west, and “isles of the sea” little by little. He also said he will command men in all those parts to write down what He tells them. The Book of Mormon testifies of the communication between God and the people of the Americas. And it is true.
I would like to share a few scriptures to conclude. The first is Mosiah 2:36-37…ALWAYS strive to do the right because the Holy Ghost cannot dwell in you if you do not.
Last of all, this scripture is for all of those who don’t believe, those who think they believe, and those who know they believe:
“Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth, believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all things which the Lord can comprehend. And again, believe that ye must repent of your sins and forsake them, and humble yourselves before God; and ask in sincerity of heart that he would forgive you; and now, if you believe all these things SEE THAT YE DO THEM.” – Mosiah 4:9-10
I testify of these things in the sacred name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.
Till next week! Love,
Hermana Dunne 🙂