Wednesday, October 15, 2014

September 8, 2014

Elder Low's report:
This week I read in Mormon chapter 7 which is some of the final words which he wishes to express to the reader. It caught my attention because it illustrates very simply what it is that we shall gain as we gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon, and the difference those things will make in our life.
9 For behold, this [the book of mormon] is written for the intent that ye may believe that [the bible]; and if ye believe that [the bible] ye will believe this [the book of mormon] also; and if ye believe this ye will know concerning your fathers, and also the marvelous works which were wrought by the power of God among them.
10 And ye will also know that ye are a remnant of the seed of Jacob; therefore ye are numbered among the people of the first covenant; and if it so be that ye believe in Christ, and are baptized, first with water, then with fire and with the Holy Ghost, following the example of our Savior, according to that which he hath commanded us, it shall be well with you in the day of judgment. Amen.
As we help our investigators understand the significance of the book of Mormon and the message it contains, and as they seek an answer about its validity, their foundation in Christ will become unshakable, and they will know and believe the most important truths that God has to answer, the principle being that Jesus Christ truly did live, and we may follow him.
This week we had an amazing experience this week. We were having trouble in the past with helping our investigators progress, so we focused a lot this week on having daily contact with them. On Thursday as a result of this, we did a chapel tour with one of our investigators. We began with a prayer by Elder B which included the words, "we hope that your spirit will accompany us here this day." After that the investigator during several places in the tour asked us, "Do you feel that?" We finished in the chapel and after he again identified the spirit we had a powerful lesson on receiving a testimony about the book of Mormon. That next Saturday we did another tour this time with his brother and accompanied by him. We were scared that as his brother was a little more easily distracted, that the tour would be less effective. We allowed the first investigator to say the opening prayer, who echoed the words that he had seen bring so much peace, "we hope that your spirit will accompany us here this day." The tour may have been even more powerful than the first. Once again as we entered the chapel the spirit filled us and the younger, usually more easily distracted brother couldn't stop talking about the spirit he felt. We once again did a lesson on receiving a testimony of the Book of Mormon. The older brother stated that we had asked him to do the same thing, and I felt an impression to ask him if he had done so. He stated that he had, and that he knew it was true. The whole family is preparing and excited for their baptism.
I know that as we invite these people to know better their Savior through the Book of Mormon they will have a greater desire to serve him and to change and be like him.

Elder Low.

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