Thursday, March 11, 2010

August 8, 2005

President Gordon B Hingkly has challenged us to read or reread the Book of Mormon in its intirety by the end of this year.  I am so excited!!

I read the Presidency message again this evening so that I could refresh my memory of what President Hinkley had stated.

I also created a little schedule so that I could manage my reading.  If I read 1-2 chapters a day I will complete the Book of Mormon before the end of the year!!  I made a schedule for Victor too!!  I hope he uses it.

I started reading and I finished chapter one... The last verse reads:

"And when the Jews heard these things they were angry with him; yea, even as with the prophets of old, whom they had cast out, and stoneds, and slain; and they also sought his life, that they might take it away.  But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chose, because of their faith, to make them might even unto the power of deliverance."  1 Nephi 1:20

I was reminded of this journal and decided that I should write again today.  I am grateful for my children and for their obedience to follow the Savior.  Aislyn turned 8 last month and was baptized this past Saturday.  What a blessing.  She was so beautiful and clean.  I am grateful for Elliott and Vincent and their diligence to remain worthy to hold the priesthood.  I am grateful for my husband who was able to baptize Aislyn.  I am grateful for my father who was able to confirm her and give her a blessing!!  What a blessed day.

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This is an entry from my Tender Mercies journal.  I remember the challenge from President Hinkley and I did complete the reading of the Book of Mormon before the end of the year.

I have since re-read the Book of Mormon three more times and I have begun again.  I read the Book of Mormon in the morning before I start my day.  When I am waiting for Evan to be released from Seminary I read the Book of Mormon in Spanish.  Since I am slower in Spanish I am further in the English version.  As a result I recognize more and understand more as I read the Spanish version.

I have learned so much reading the Book of Mormon and it has been a blessing to me and my family.

1 comment:

shydandelion said...

Hear hear! I love the Book of Mormon.

I try to read out of all the books everyday (no small task...), so I read from the Old and New Testament (don't read in them during lunch time...too much info about leprosy..bleh...), the Book of Mormon and D&C.

It makes me happier, and that reflects in the attitudes in my home. It's worth the time, and such a wonderful blessing!