Favorite Scripture: 3 Nephi 5:13

Behold, I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. I have been called of him to declare his word among his people, that they might have everlasting life.

Walk with the Lord

Monday, February 14, 2011

Family and Friends,

Well I can't believe I have one more week of this transfer! These past five weeks have blown by as we have been finding those who are yearning to receive the restored Gospel. I am feeling like my mission is going by way too fast and I want it to slow down. I have never been happier serving the Lord by serving others! The people I meet are all different kinds of people and its amazing as you serve them, you love them more and more. That is how and why I think our Savior loves us all. He gave his life for us, because he loves us,and wants us to be happy. Through the Atonement we can have pains and sorrows become healed through him. In the Book of Mormon Alma 7:11-13..... It explains exactly that. He knows everything we have and will go through and he has took upon him every sin that we have and the worlds. He did all this for us because he Loves us. I am trying to walk with him in the work!
We followed up with Kirit who is the one from India and he was so excited to see us! He was having medical issues and work issues before we met him. He has read the Book of Mormon and it has changed his life. His health is getting better and work is picking back up and he knows its all because of him reading the Book of Mormon. He has gained faith in our lord Jesus Christ and has a solid testimony of the Book of Mormon. He told us that he is only going to read the Book of Mormon and that's it for the rest of his life. We laughed and said you should read the Bible too!!! But his testimony in Christ came through the Book of Mormon. I know that our faith can grow by reading The Book of Mormon in our Savior Jesus Christ. That it is physical proof in our hands that Christ's Church is again established on the earth and that he has called a prophet in this last dispensation. That is why The Book of Mormon is so important and why we emphasize people just to read, ponder, and pray about it.
We also have helped one of our less-active members Allen Lemus. He says that he has a tough time reading but he has a testimony of the Book of Mormon and its power. So I remembered in seminary how they told us just to read one verse of scripture a day. So I told Allen to do that. We called him to set up an appointment for our haircuts (HE is a sweet Barber). He tells us that him and his wife Shawn (who is not a member) have been reading the Book of Mormon everyday. Shawn has been reading a chapter and Allen a verse. The joy in Allen's voice was amazing. He said reading everyday has really helped him through his day. It was so cool to hear that. I have that same testimony that if we open our day with something spiritual and when we read God's words through his servants the Prophets, that we have amazing bright days.
One day we were tracting and we knocked on a door. A guy answered and we asked him if we could share a message. He said ya come on in. We walk in and there were three guys who were really cool who had a lot of questions and really wanted to hear this message. They were brewing some beer so they kind of made some jokes asking if we wanted some. We start our discussion and we taught them about the Book of Mormon. The Spirit was so strong and another person walked in the door. Then another and another. I guess they were having a party with all their friends. They are all like 28 years old and asking all these questions. It was like 12 verse 2 and I was getting overwhelmed. These people were very strong Christians asking how can you know for sure that the Book of Mormon is from God . I relied on the spirit and I turned the questions back on to them. I asked the question. Do you Believe in God? They said yes. I asked how did you come to know that! They said by the Bible. Then I asked how did you come to know the Bible was from God. They said by Prayer. I said Correct, do you believe that you can receive truth by asking God and they said yes. Then I said why can't you Read the Book of Mormon and pray and Ask God that it is true? They all paused. And they said that they were not even willing to read the Book of Mormon because they thought according to themselves that it cannot be true. So they relied on there own strength and not from God. So I invite you all to read the Book of Mormon and see for yourselves and ask our loving Heavenly Father if its true and by the power of the Holy Ghost if its true.
I want to invite all my family and friends member and non-members to go to Mormon.org. Its a new website for people not of our faith to see what we believe. Make a profile if you are a member. and all those that are not go and see how the Gospel has blessed so many peoples lives. I Love you all. Walk with the Lord.

Elder Brown


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