Sunday, January 12, 2014

Good News!

At the beginning of each year, during Family Night, we pass around a copy of our thoughts on the Book of Mormon from the previous year.  Each child is encouraged to review his/her testimony, and to make any changes they wish for the new year.  I update it, and then we have something to place in any Book of Mormon copies that we feel impressed to give to friends.  I decided to post the page this year.  Anyone who wants to know more, comment with your address, and we'll send you one.  (Then I'll quickly erase your personal information.  Or you could e-mail me  Their real names are used, but not on the blog.

If you had good news, wouldn't you want to share it?

Jesus Christ has restored His gospel, with all of the pieces that have been changed or removed throughout the years since His death.  His authority to minister is on the earth again; and as we prepare for the 2nd coming of Christ, we would like to share with you a record that has been translated by a Latter-Day Prophet—another witness of Him—given by people who lived on the American continent.  Our family loves the Book of Mormon!
We want to share the peace, hope and joy that we have found from the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Liz (19 yrs) 
“The Book of Mormon is a wonderful book.  It is another testament of Jesus Christ that is tied with the Holy Bible.  It tells about the people on the American continent.  It tells about the Lord's "other sheep which are not of this flock."
I know that it is true and was really written by the Lord's prophets that lived in those times.  I know that if you study it and ponder what it has to say, then your lives will be blessed and you will have a greater understanding on God's love for you and all his children.  The Book of Mormon has blessed my life and made me a more wonderful person than I would have been without it.  If you read it and then pray to the Lord, then you will find a great happiness and will know it is true.  We love you and hope that you will have happy, blessed lives; even if you choose not to read it.”

Mr. Cool (17 yrs)  
“The Book of Mormon is a true account of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Americas, and recounts how Jesus came and visited his, “Other Sheep” from the house of Joseph.  The Book of Mormon is a good book.  It is the most true book ever and it inspires me.  Joseph Smith restored the gospel.  Jesus came to the Americas.  Families can be together forever. It is true.”

Lil' Mama (15 years)
“I am a child of God.  He lives and loves us.  I know His arms are open to all, and we can communicate with Him through prayer.  The Book of Mormon is God’s words to us.  It is a testimony of Christ, alongside the Bible.  Joseph Smith restored the Book of Mormon and the Priesthood through God.  President Monson is now the prophet and he really does get revelation from God.  Through Christ’s infinite atonement we can return to be with our Heavenly Father through faith, diligence and love.”

Mr. Lamadingdong (13 years)
“I know the Book of Mormon is true, and I know it is another testimony of Jesus Christ like the Bible.  I know that they were prophets.  I also know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and I love them, and I know the Bible is true, if translated correctly.”

Princess (10 years)  
“I’m recently reading the scriptures myself, and I’m not even halfway done, but wow!  It’s changed my life, and I’m sure that if I read more, I’ll get so many blessings and more life changes.  I know the Book of Mormon is true and it teaches about Jesus.  I love the Book of Mormon and it has great stories!  My favorite scripture is “with the power of the Holy Ghost, you will know the truth of all things.”  --Moroni 10:3-5
I know it is true, because I have the Holy Ghost with me, too.  I would love to see you read the Book of Mormon.”

Sweet P (7 years)   

“I believe that God is real.  I will be baptized when I’m eight years old.  I like the story about Samuel testifying of Jesus Christ from the wall, and the story of Jesus visiting the people in the Americas.”

Little K (5 years)

Is full of balonie and hard to pin down.  She is learning that she is a Child of God, and that she is never alone.  She speaks as a trusting child when she prays, and her prayers are heard.  God keeps his promises.  Obedience brings blessings.  Every family needs a Kate!

Little A (3 years)
Has the attention span of a gnat, but likes to dance around and "hop on pop" during family scripture time.
But even a 3 year-old can feel the Savior’s love for her, and Anna has.  Once in a while when the Spirit of God is strong in our home, Anna will say reverently, “Mom!  I feel like Jesus.”
Anna enjoys the blessings of parents who love her, who are trying to teach her that her life has a purpose and plan.  We want every child to feel the security that she takes for granted. 



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Jeri said...


family member said...

oops. Not jeri said, FM Said.