Sunday, May 26, 2013

I LOVE the Book of Mormon

So my blog is completely turning into a missionary blog....oh well. I don't know who even reads this blog but I hope you continue to read.

So I looked through a lot of Mormon Messages videos to find one that I wanted to put on my blog and I loved this one for multiple reasons.

  • I love the Book of Mormon and wanted to share something about it. It is a book filled with TRUTH. Here's a link to it. You don't even have to buy the book.There were ancient PROPHETS that lived on the American continent many years ago. Their lives can help us, in today's modern world, become close to our HEAVENLY FATHER and our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST and have the HOLY GHOST in our lives daily.

  • Our modern day prophet PRESIDENT THOMAS S MONSON speaks in the video. His message is short and simple...IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK OF MORMON, READ IT! I echo exactly what he said. This book WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Meet with the missionaries or talk with your Mormon friends, they would love to give you a copy.

  • I loved this video because it shows that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an international church. These youth from Eastern Europe do not speak the same language as me but our feelings about the Book of Mormon are the same. We know it to be the WORD OF GOD.  I love this church because it is truly the restored Church of Jesus Christ. He is the head of the church. It is the only church on the Earth with ALL of the puzzle pieces and when fit together makes a beautiful scene.

  • This video also quotes President Henry B Eyring who is one of Heavenly Father's current APOSTLES. President Eyring, along with President Boyd K Packer, Elder L Tom Perry, Elder Russell M Nelson, Elder Dallin H Oaks, Elder M Russell Ballard, Elder Richard G Scott, Elder Robert D Hales, Elder Jeffrey R Holland, President Dieter F Utchdorf, Elder David A Bednar, Elder Quentin L Cook, Elder D Todd Christofferson, and Elder Neil L Anderson comprise of the First Presidency of the church and the Quorum of the 12 Apostles just as Christ's Church was organized in his day! What a blessing! They are God's mouthpieces today and you can find His words here! 

  • One more reason I love this video is because it shows the faith of these people to follow the prophet. Obedience brings blessings and if we follow his words, we are following God and one thing we especially learn from the Book of Mormon is that OBEDIENCE TO THE COMMANDMENTS BRINGS BLESSINGS and disobedience brings unhappiness and being cut off from God. Who would ever want that? Take the challenge, even if you already have read the Book of Mormon- read it AGAIN!
Well if you haven't been able to tell, my desire to serve a mission is here and there is no stopping me now. I love the Gospel. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to bring the joy and blessings of the Gospel to wherever I am called to serve (I should know in about three weeks max!).  I want people to have the LASTING HAPPINESS that I have because I know there is a great plan, THE PLAN OF SALVATION that is GOD'S PLAN and we have a purpose on this Earth. So read the Book of Mormon....nothing bad will come from it.

Ok Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mormon Helping Hands

About a month ago Dad and I helped out at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for Mormon Helping Hands. It was a lot of fun. We got to pack food boxes for those that need a little extra lift. There were lots of people from our stake there that came to help out. Dad was one of the "trash dudes".  That was his obvious job because he is the only one "qualified to take out the trash" at home. We got to wear the best vests in the world! I may have been more excited to wear the vest than to go help out. It's because I knew this is like a prep for when I'm on a mission constantly wearing the Lord's name as one of His servants. I'm getting more and more excited everyday to go and serve the Lord and His people wherever that may be. I would say sorry if this blog turns into a "missionary blog" but I'm not sorry at all. #sorryimnotsorry.