Sunday, October 23, 2011

Book of Mormon Forum Blog Hop

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When I embarked on this journey to share a copy of The Book of Mormon with 30 people this month, I expected it to be much harder than it has been.   In fact, when someone emailed me to say that she wanted to join The Book of Mormon Forum AND do 30 days of service with her kids...while her husband is away...I flat out told her...this will be the hardest month of your life...at least that was my experience when I attempted to serve someone every day for a month.


But this month, I have felt protected.  I have felt lead and directed.  I have even, at times, felt the power of the spirit allowing me to testify in a way that was unexpected.  I have, for the first time in a long time, felt light, felt free, felt empowered.  I do hope the feeling will last.  I have plans to place seven more copies of the Book of Mormon before the month ends.  But I am a little foggy on who they should go to.  I can see that I am going to need to dig deep to discover what is meant to happen with these last seven copies.


I deeply appreciate all of you who have stuck around and all of the Forumites who have continued to blog their little (big actually) hearts out about The Book of Mormon each day.  Much of my part in the Forum has happened "off-line" in the streets, front porches, and grocery stores of my hometown, but I have felt you there cheering me on in spirit, so thank you.  Thank you for commenting.  Thank you for emailing me with your stories of faith and even starting blogs of your own.


I received a really neat email from a 19-year-old woman this week who is investigating the church.  She has the LDS Gospel Library App on her iPhone to help her study the scriptures, so that she can come to know for herself whether or not the gospel is true.  She has started in Genesis and is working her way through.


How did she become curious about the gospel?  Not because of a certain musical, not because there are Mormons running for office this year, but because she read the blogs of Mormon mommy "fashion bloggers" and clicked on the "I am a Mormon" button.  She watched, video after video and didn't want to stop.  She loved that although the voices and experiences of the people bearing testimony varied greatly, they had one thing in common, they were united in their values, their beliefs, and their interpretation of the scriptures.


This unity of understanding of holy scripture is surely a result of having The Book of Mormon in our lives.  This sacred book testifies of our Savior, Jesus Christ with great power and clarity.


My new friend ended her email by saying this:


"...from the bottom of my heart, Thank you. Thank you for this blog and for the Book of Mormon Forum. Thank you for providing such a wealth of opinions and experiences which I read through with eager eyes from all the different bloggers who link up. Thank you for convincing me that this interest I gained after clicking an "I'm a Mormon" button is not just an interest, but something that could alter, for the better, the rest of my life."


Here are some more beautiful, helpful, and insightful posts about The Book of Mormon.  This is a blog hop, so feel free to link up to specific posts you have written about The Book of Mormon all the way through Friday.  Even if you do not have a post to link-up, you can still participate by embedding the blog hop code into a post on your own blog.  It's so easy!


To say thank you, Express Yourself Vinyl is providing a giveaway from their shop.  I will select a winner randomly from the posts that are linked up on Friday...








4 comments:

  1. good work, missionary mommy...you could change the song: I hope they send me on a mission when I have had a child or two...lol!

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  2. What a beautiful testimony. Sometimes we stick that little button on our sidebars and forget it, then all of a sudden you get an affermation like that one! Oh wow. Testimony builder. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all. It truly gives me hope.

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  3. My friend has a wonderful blog... you might be interested in reading some of her posts about the Book of Mormon: http://areasonofhope.blogspot.com/search/label/Book%20of%20Mormon

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  4. What an awesome story! I can't believe I didn't make it into the blog hop this time. Maybe I still can! I've got 9 hours left...

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