As promised, today is our Book of Mormon Forum link-up. If you have written a post recently bearing testimony of this sacred book of scripture, please link-up your post below or feel free to read and comment on what others have shared.
Those of us in the Forum have decided to blog about references made to The Book of Mormon in the last General Conference.
I am so hungry for General Conference. It's been a long five months, and I am ready to be spiritually fed anew.
The picture above shows this new study method that I'm starting this time around. Since a group of friends and I get together every week to study the words of the prophets at General Conference Book Club, I have for a long time wanted a way to keep track of what each Prophet and Apostle speaks about over time.
I have found the perfect way! By using these General Conference Tabs (free printable here or here), I now have a journal where I can record my favorite bits of wisdom expounded by our leaders over multiple conference sessions. I will most likely use this journal in my personal study, instead of during my original viewing of Conference.
Four weeks until General Conference. I am counting down the days!
Now here's my contribution to The Book of Mormon Forum:
For some reason, the story that stood out the most to me last General Conference was in Elder Larry Echo Hawk's talk "Come Unto Me, Oh Ye House of Israel." It doesn't go into a ton of doctrine presented in The Book of Mormon. Instead, it bears a poignant testimony of standing by our testimonies of this great book.
Elder Hawk said: I volunteered for service in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Soon after my arrival in Quantico, Virginia, for basic training, I found myself standing at attention in front of my barrack’s bunk along with 54 other Marine Corps recruits. I met my drill instructor, a battle-hardened veteran, when he kicked open the door to the barracks and entered while screaming words laced with profanity.
I also have a testimony of this beautiful, true testament of Jesus Christ. And I hope to stand by it as years pass, that through our faithfulness, we can help bring to pass the promised blessings contained therein.
This blends nicely with my other favorite talk from the last General Conference, by Elder Christofferson "Trial of Your Faith." In the context of his talk, this excerpt from The Book of Mormon took on a slightly different meaning for me:
And now, I, Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that
afaith is things which are bhoped for and cnot seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no dwitness until after the etrial of your faith.