I really did. Our mission President asked us to stay in all day and read the Book of Mormon front to back. It took 18.5 hours.. We sat all day and read as fast as we could! I only got up to grab a snack and one other 15 minute break. But it was SO WORTH IT!
Honestly, if anyone wants to learn about God and how to find true, lasting happiness, just read it! A few of our investigators are SO CLOSE to baptism, and it is all thanks to the power of the Book of Mormon! Part of the reason why it is so powerful is because it takes action on our part to open and read. When we put for that action we are showing faith that God is there...we are inviting Him to teach us. I know, with everything in my heart, that whoever reads the Book of Mormon with full intention to act on it's words will receive an answer from the Spirit telling them that it is true. And when you feel that it is true, act on it's teachings! If you have anything hard, confusing, painful, incomplete, or difficult happening in your life I PROMISE that the Book of Mormon is better than any medicine, therapy, product, solution, compass, or vent session. I'm putting my name on that promise because I know that it is the truth.
God wants to be in your life. He has a plan for YOU that will give you nothing but pure joy in this life and the life to come. I know that it is possible to feel like you are in the arms of Jesus Christ. I know what it feels like for Him to take away your guilt and give you a new start! And I know that all of this comes from action. Read it, pray about it, and don't give up or give in until your Father in Heaven tells you that it is true or false. I PROMISE that you will find what you are looking for!
This week really has been amazing. We worked SO hard on our investigators. 3 of them are supposed to get baptized this week and I honestly have never fought face to face with Satan so hard! They are all under attack like nothing I've ever seen before. Pray for Gibran, Daniel, and Pablo. These guys are so important to God. He NEEDS them in His kingdom. No wonder the enemy is working so hard on them! (If the gospel wasn't the way to be close to God, why would Satan care? Just another reason why I know that this is God's work.)
This week was full of growth for me. We had a couple exchanges and I learned a lot about being bold and listening to the spirit. I'm glad that missions are so long because I have SO FAR to go.
This is potentially my last week with Hermana Thompson. Transfers areand I really have no idea what is going to happen! I'll more than likely get an AP call. (kidding) Stay tuned!!!
Hermana Johnson xoxox
PS. Read the Book of Mormon.