I am on a mission.
A mission to place 30 copies of The Book of Mormon with willing recipients in the next 30 days.
I have given six away so far, but I've been lucky to find people who have graciously accepted them or asked for a copy.
I have some people in mind--mostly close friends--but I have a feeling that the Lord has his own plan for who should receive them. And he definitely knows much better than I do, who is searching for truth and who has been prepared to accept this book of scripture.
If you guys could only step inside my heart for a minute, you wouldn't believe how ill-at-ease I am, which is a completely foreign feeling for me! I don't like not being in control, not having a plan, not knowing what the day holds. And this month, as I work through this challenge that I have been placed under by the Spirit, I am facing all of those things at once.
The well-known words of Nephi from The Book of Mormon come to mind:
"And I was lead by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do."
As I write this, I am considering the notion that perhaps one main reason I have been asked to do this, is so that I CAN become comfortable turning control over to the Lord and walking strictly by the Holy Ghost to do his will.
The one thing that I do know is that The Book of Mormon is true. I would not be staking my reputation on it, if it wasn't! It is God's word for our day. Along with the Bible, it teaches me about Jesus Christ. It teaches me who he is and the amazing things that he has done for all of us. It teaches me that one day I will stand again in his presence. I know that the writers of The Book of Mormon knew Christ. And because their records have been preserved, I know him as well.
I want everyone reading this to know him too. If you are interested in receiving a complimentary copy of The Book of Mormon from me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll mail you a copy, along with my testimony, and The Ensign magazine that explains the origins of The Book of Mormon. You can take it from there! If you just have a question about The Book of Mormon, send it my way.
To everyone reading this who would like to share their experiences with the Book of Mormon, I will be hosting a Book of Mormon Forum Link-up on Monday. To join us, please write a post about your experience gaining a testimony of The Book of Mormon and link-up to us on Monday!
Don't want to wait until Monday? Anyone can join the Forum. I have posted a blogroll of other bloggers participating in The Book of Mormon Forum this month. Check my sidebar to read their testimonies and/or email me to join us! More blogs are being added daily...