Conquer the World

Conquer the World
"They that await upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles"

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hope No More

Yesterday I had another one of those experiences where God puts some people in just the right moment at just the right time.

While driving to visit some families, we received a call from a man named Ryan, who had been working in the area as a door-to-door salesman. He gave us the information for a woman named Carol who he thought we should stop by. We went to her home, and were welcomed warmly. Carol has many family members that belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She has seen how the church has affected her children's lives and knows that it has benefited their lives. Carol has studied many religions and beliefs. She has found, as many do, wonderful things in each and has held those beliefs dear to her heart. She knows they are true. She has the hope and desire in her heart that they all can be true, even though she can't find it all in one place.

Our discussion turned towards The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. We were able to promise her that all of her hopes and desires in her heart about her family, and receiving the direction and peace of mind she has seen in her childrens lives, can be hers! Today! The Book of Mormon was written for our day (see Mormon 8:35) and it can give us the answers we need. That is why it was buried in that hill for so long. That is why our loving Heavenly Father patiently waited until we all got here to call Joseph Smith to bring it forth. The Book of Mormon provides safety for your soul, answers to the questions you have in your heart, and confirmations to every good thing you hope and dream is true.

Carol connected those dots to herself, and excitedly accepted the invitation to read the Book of Mormon, to see for herself what God has to say to her.

I know that the Book of Mormon is true. Because of that, I know of a surety that Jesus is the Christ, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is God's church on Earth today. I know it by the power of the Holy Spirit, after fervent prayer.

This Book wasn't written only for me, or for Carol. It was written for each one of you! Now read it and find out why.

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