Life has been super busy…. still! I wish I have had more time to post. I wanted to share some pictures from our Missionary Fireside we had last Sunday. It was a wonderful event where members of our faith and missionaries shared about their lives and the story of "Why I'm a Mormon". We have such a diverse group of people in our church. It is wonderful!
In other news this week…… my oldest daughter got her driver's permit!! YIKES! I cannot believe my oldest baby is now driving with me in the car! I let her drive to seminary every morning and home from school every day. She is doing WONDERFUL and is going to get more polished every day.
Today I will share my favorite scriptures from these chapters with you. If you don't have your own copy of the Book of Mormon and would like one, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you your own copy. You can also read along with us by clicking HERE!
"And it came to pass that the Lord did say unto me: Cry unto this people -- Repent ye, and come unto me, and be ye baptized, and build up again my church, and ye shall be spared.
"And I did cry unto this people, but it was in vain; and they did not realize that it was the Lord that had spared them, and granted unto them a chance for repentance. And behold they did harden their hearts against the Lord their God."
"And it came to pass that I, Mormon, did utterly refuse from this time forth to be a commander and a leader of this people, because of their wickedness and abomination."
One of my favorite, and the most powerful, scripture from this chapter is…
"And I would that I could persuade all ye ends of the earth to repent and prepare to stand before the judgment-seat of Christ."
Chapter 5 also ends with very powerful words….
"And then, O ye Gentiles, how can ye stand before the power of God, except ye shall repent and turn from your evil ways?
"Know ye not that ye are in the hands of God? Know ye not that he hath all power, and at his great command the earth shall be rolled together as a scroll?
"Therefore, repent ye, and humble yourselves before him, lest he shall come out in justice against you -- lest a remnant of the seed of Jacob shall go forth among you as a lion, and tear you in pieces, and there is none to deliver."
I want to close today by this inspirational song sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I hope you are all having a great week! I can't believe we are almost finished reading the Book of Mormon!