Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Book of Mormon
Yesterday, I watched this video for the first time. I had seen people post it on Facebook but I just hadn't taken time to watch it. I loved it! First, because it is set in London and Second, I felt the spirit so strongly as this man talked about his experience with the Book of Mormon.
I have been reading the Book or Mormon again from the beginning since September. My ward issued a challenge to read it before the end of the year and then to give the Book of Mormon away. I was really excited for the opportunity and decided to take on the challenge.
I am currently in Helaman 13, and I think I will make my goal. Although, I am tempted to finish it earlier so that I can give it to someone on Christmas :) The reason I am thinking this is because this morning while riding trax, I pulled out my Book of Mormon. I was going to read it but was distracted talking to my friend Kent who I take to trax every day. I wasn't noticing the people around me too much until an older man that was sitting across from us interrupted and said that I needed to read and that Kent was distracting me.
This led to a conversation with this man who moved here about a year ago from Kentucky. He asked me if this was my first time reading the Book of Mormon. I told him no and he asked how many times I have read it. I told him I really don't know. Many times? And then he asked if I have ever read it this fast before and I told him probably not. He said he finds it very interesting, Mormons,etc. I am sure being new to the state raises curiosity in the dominant religion.
He was a a very nice man and I told him he could have my Book of Mormon when I was finished reading it. I maybe should have given it to him this morning? But hopefully I will see him on trax or in Daybreak at some point and then have the opportunity to talk to him some more. I would love to give him my Book of Mormon as a Christmas present.
This experience on the train this morning brightened my entire day. I love the Book of Mormon and believe it to be another Testament of Jesus Christ. I feel the spirit when I read it and it helps me to know how to be more like Christ.